This month, tell us what keeps you hopeful

From 10 September to 10 October, Stockport will be taking part in the Greater Manchester Month of Hope, a month of raising awareness around suicide prevention.

This month, tell us what keeps you hopeful

Linking World Suicide Prevention Day (Friday 10 September), and World Mental Health Day (Sunday 10 October), the month is dedicated to raising awareness of suicide, having open conversations about mental health and sharing messages of hope across Stockport and the city-region.

Councillor Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health, said: “After the past 18 months, it’s more important than ever to look out for our own mental health and each other. The Month of Hope is a reminder of the support on offer to everyone in Stockport, and the importance of taking that first step to talk to someone if you or somebody else is struggling.”

Share what keeps you hopeful

To mark the Month of Hope, we’re asking everyone in Stockport to share videos and pictures of the things that keep you hopeful. These could include, for example, an uplifting place, activity or a relationship that lifts your spirits. Please send these to us through a direct message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Videos and images sent in by 5pm by Tuesday 21 September could be shared on our channels – so make sure to share your social media handle with us too.

Join an event

There are also a number of events linked to the Month of Hope, where everyone is welcome to join. The calendar includes a charity comedy night, coffee mornings, sponsored walks and more.

Get support if you need it

If you’re feeling worried, anxious or low, the council website has a range of advice and support.

Visit the Shining A Light On Suicide website if you need specific support or have been affected by suicide.