Millwall Football Club is supporting the #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign.
Although we love our match stats at this club, we were taken aback to learn that someone takes their own life every 90 minutes in the UK.
Suicide is the leading cause of death in people aged 15–29, and the biggest killer of men under 49 in the UK. In London, the sad truth is suicide is the cause of death of around 12 Londoners every week.
As a London club, The Lions have joined forces with Thrive LDN partners including the Mayor of London, the NHS, Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade, London Councils, Charities and many more to support the campaign to get a minimum of 100,000 Londoners to complete free online suicide prevention training. Our aim is to help Londoners to support fellow Londoners, by becoming better prepared to help someone with suicidal thoughts and poor mental health.
This time of year can be an especially challenging and lonely time for Londoners, so we are encouraging all our members and supporters to not only take the free 20 minute online training, but to tell your friends and families about it too. It could save a life.
Save a life, take the training here: thriveldn.co.uk/campaigns/zerosuicideldn/.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or need urgent help contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment or call 111. If you would like to talk to someone in confidence the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 116 123.