Dwyfor Meirionnydd members help spread message that it’s ‘Okay not to be okay’

Eluned launched the #IPledge2Talk campaign earlier this year, in response to the alarming number of male suicides across Wales.

Working with mental health charities across the region, Eluned is focused on building community resilience to end the stigma of poor mental health, by encouraging people to reach out and to open up about their feelings.

At the heart of this drive is a pledge card, a resource developed by Mid-Powys Mind, whose initiative came about in response to a number of local suicides over recent months.

Brexit will have a profound impact upon rural areas, as significant change lies ahead for the agriculture community. As the NFU have recently warned of a surge in calls from farmers to crisis networks, the need to raise awareness and intervene is even more urgent.

Speaking on the important issue, Eluned said:

“Every suicide is a tragedy and it is important to remember that there are many suicide attempts for each death. The impact on families, friends and communities is devastating and far-reaching, even long after a life has been lost. An open approach to mental health is the best way to help prevent suicide and I hope that as many people as possible will be part of this conversation.”

Please visit www.ipledge2talk.wales to find out more.

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