Health and Social Care Trusts and PHA have worked in partnership to develop a campaign to encourage people across Northern Ireland to embrace and demonstrate the theme: Creating Hope, Through Action.
The campaign will run from 11th September - 10th October 2023 to mark the period between World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day. This year we are calling on people to ‘Walk & Talk’. Embracing the Take 5 messages to ‘Be Active’ and ‘Connect’.
Anyone can organise a Walk & Talk with a friend, family member, colleague or as part of a group (remember you may need insurance for a group activity). A Walk & Talk can show yourself and others how easy it is to start adding the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing into your daily routine - creating hope that it is possible to take steps to protect and improve wellbeing.
You can find out more about how to get involved and organise a ‘Walk & Talk’ in our Campaign Booklet, which also includes other ideas how you can ‘Be Active’ and ‘Connect’. If you don’t want to organise your own walk and talk there is also information on finding an existing walking groups you could join.
We also want to encourage everyone to learn more about mental health and suicide prevention by attending a training course. You can find out more about the training available across Northern Ireland in our Training Booklet.
You can find more information on walking & talking opportunities in your local area here: