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Preventing Suicide Survey

It’s estimated 703,000 individuals die by suicide each year. It was the fourth leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds globally in 2019. For every suicide, there are many more attempts. Source: World Health Organization 2021.

Sikh Forgiveness is collaborating with Sehhat to investigate how as a community we can tackle the need for better support relating to suicide.

Your participation in this survey will enable Sehhat as an organisation to raise awareness and collect data on how the Punjabi community are impacted by suicide. Suicide is a highly stigmatised topic amongst ethnic communities and during the pandemic Mental Health struggles have increased across the UK, leading to increased calls to helplines and charitable organisations.

Sadly, over the last few years, it was publicly shared that 3 young males in the Punjabi community died by suicide.
We cannot ignore the need for tailored support.

No one is immune to experiencing suicidal thoughts, but suicide is preventable.

The key aims of the impacts of this research are to:

  1. Find and build better resources to cater for the community

  2. Provide support to those impacted by suicide

  3. Equip individuals with tools to support themselves and encourage seeking support

Data from the survey will be analysed alongside interviews and group sessions, accompanied by a review of existing work on the subject, and written up in an accessible research report.

We urge you to take part and to share. Preventing Suicide Survey