Every October, when the clocks go back, we walk forwards against suicide for the Lost Hours Walk. Wherever you are, and whether you’ve lost someone to suicide, struggled yourself, or want to smash the silence around suicide in the UK, be part of it.
Lily’s walking in memory of her brother Sean, who she lost to suicide. She’s hoping her family can use the Lost Hour as time to support one another and talk honestly about how they feel.
After she lost her brother, walking gave Lily space to reflect on things and helped her to leave the house during a really tough time. Lily is taking part in the Lost Hours Walk with her family, walking for Sean and doing something positive in his memory.
“It’s been difficult to spend time as a family without it being shadowed with sadness since losing Sean. I’d like for us to have time away from the usual formalities, where we have the opportunity to take a deep breath, bring some positivity to my brother’s memory and support his belief in being open and honest about how we feel.”
For the family, the Lost Hours Walk isn’t just a chance to raise money and awareness for CALM, it’s also a time for them to get together and talk. Lily says:
“I’d like it to become an annual event for my family and friends, where we have time to remember my brother."
"There’s something quite special about walking in the lost hour. It makes you feel like you can forget polite conversation, like saying you’re fine when you’re not. It gives us space to say how we’re really doing.”