Our vision...

is to help everyone have access to the mental health support they need to ensure people don’t ever reach the point of suicide.

Hector's House mission

To help prevent suicide, by making it easier to recognise the symptoms which may lead to suicide, and to help people find the appropriate resources to improve their mental wellbeing.

Our work

How we will do this

1. Making it easier to recognise the symptoms and improve acceptance of mental illness:

Encourage

To encourage people to talk openly about their feelings

Awareness

Raise awareness of mental health issues in educational establishments

Talk

To provide assistance regarding the problem of student anxiety or mental health issues in schools and to encourage students to talk about any problem with their teachers, family and friends

Normalise

To normalise mental health issues and to enable people to accept that it is an illness from which people can recover

Information

To raise awareness of stress that students can be under and to provide funding for professionals and information and media resources, to enable accessibility to information and help

Communicate

Raise awareness of the need to communicate and to feel comfortable talking about mental health issues and in seeking practical solutions

Age

We understand suicide is prevalent in age group 20-49 but is also present in the older generations, we would not preclude ourselves from any environment or age group, including in the workplace

2. Increase available help:

Help

To increase practical help and funding, either directly or by referral to other professionals, specialists, including charities with resources and helplines

Speed

Increase the speed of help and counselling at the point of need

3. Education:

Symptoms

Help all those in close contact with people to recognise and understand the symptoms and dangers of depression and anxiety

Causes

Advance education into the causes of depression and suicide

Empower

To empower people to act upon their understanding to facilitate an improvement

Resources

Take resources into PHSE lessons particularly in schools but also in colleges and universities in respect of mental health in young people

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