* 1 in 4 people suffer Mental illness in the UK. Depression is more common than the common cold. You can make a difference, You can help end the Stigma surround Mental Illness and help reduce UK Suicides!!

Walking Out Of Darkness

Sat 6 May 2017 - Birmingham

Sat 13 May 2017- London

 

'Walking Out Of Darkness’ events will take place in Birmingham and London on Saturday 6 & 13 May 2017, bookending ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. An opportunity for everyone to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from Mental Health Difficulties and those, who have lost loved ones by suicide.

The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, who as the Chair of the West Midlands Mental Health Commission said;

"I'm thrilled that 'Walking Out of Darkness' is coming to the West Midlands. Having taken part this year in the London event I know how positive this can be. Most families are touched by mental ill health in some way or other - and ours is no exception. We need to talk openly about the challenges people face. Together, we can confront the stigma of mental ill health and of suicide". 

Register TODAY and together with thousands of people around the country, we can empower and inspire the end of mental illness stigma, raising mental health awareness and suicide prevention at ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’

Together we can make a Difference, we can increase Awareness, we can end the Stigma we can Save Lives!

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CLASP Charity

Welcome to Clasp Charity

 

We are Counselling Life Advice Suicide Prevention Charity also known as, CLASP Charity.

We are a charity whose aim and mission is to confront the stigma surrounding mental and stress related illnesses, daily emotional trauma and suicide via events such as the ‘WALKING OUT OF DARKNESS’ charity walk and working together with the Medical Advisory Service, NHS 111 service and local Councils on a new Mental Health Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention helpline, which will offer those suffering, their family, friends, work colleagues, carers and the public in general; a proactive advice and support service whilst informing callers of local services, charities and organisations able to help with their needs.

Mental and Stress related illnesses can be the consequence of many things; financial stress, domestic violence, physical disability, bullying, addiction, shame, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, illegitimacy, victimisation, gender identity, guilt, poor education, ethnicity, faith, illiteracy, religion, cyber bullying, peer pressure, sexual orientation and other daily emotional traumas. The stigma surrounding these conditions coupled with the absence of an effective proactive source of help to prevent people from reaching out and can lead to suicidal thoughts.

In 2013, over 17 million people in the UK suffered from Mental illness (1 in 4 of the population) 6,000 people completed suicide (1 every 90 minutes) and over the last 5 years, over 35,000 people have completed suicide according to Office of National Statistics. Yet, we know Suicide is Preventable!

CLASP together with its supporters, many who know the pain of what leads a person to attempt suicide and the consequences of suicide for their family, friends and work colleagues, aim to reduce the number of those suffering and attempting suicide in years to come.

CLASP Mission & Vision

 

Mission Statement

CLASP Charity's mission is to confront the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide:

Our Vision

Our Core Values

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