We’re here to say: Stay
“You might feel like you can’t carry on, but I promise there are so many reasons to stay.”
We’re here to tell anyone who can’t see a way out: “Stay”.
Why are we doing this? Because the fact remains that every day in the UK 18 people take their own lives; 18 individuals who couldn’t see a way out.
These are our brothers, our sons, our daughters, our dads. And chances are, if you don’t know someone who’s died by suicide, someone you know will.
But we believe there is always hope, always a reason for living. That’s what Stay is all about – to show you that things can change, no matter how you feel right now.
1. The Facts: Why we need to talk about suicide
Knowing the scale of the problem and what we need to change can help kickstart life-saving conversations and remove the stigma around it.
2. The Signs: What signs to keep an eye out for
On the outside people can appear happy which hides their inner struggles - but there are some things you can look out for that might help you notice when someone needs support.
3. The Words: How to start a conversation
From conversation starters to how to talk to children and young people about suicide, we can help you find the words
4. The Support: Where to direct them if they’re struggling
You don’t have to have all the answers. If someone’s struggling, let them know that expert support is available right now if they need it.
Stories of Stay
Stay is about sharing stories of hope, stories that show the moment people decided to give tomorrow a chance. These stories aren’t about instant transformation – but real stories about a day-by-day process of rebuilding and slowly feeling like yourself again.