Our 10-year plan Standing Up To Suicide – The Reclaim Life Project
The Shaw Mind Foundation is the voice and driving force behind the biggest global mental health initiative ever launched: Standing Up To Suicide – The Reclaim Life Project.
In Autumn 2017, The Shaw Mind Foundation will be launching this new initiative to significantly reduce the number of suicides in the UK and USA within the next 10 years.
In the USA, over 44,000 people commit suicide every year.
In the UK, over 6,000 people committed suicide in 2015.
And these alarming statistics are forecast to rise…
Standing Up To Suicide – The Reclaim Life Project is a movement and culture change for the next generation, something that has never been attempted before.
Suicide is often the ultimate consequence of mental ill-health. For every suicide or attempted suicide, there is an individual who is suffering, a family that is devastated, a work environment or school that is affected. This is an issue that impacts all of society, and ultimately affects everybody’s wellbeing and productivity.
Every project and campaign that we implement will be part of our overarching objective, and act as the building blocks to achieve our plan of significantly reducing the number of suicides within 10 years. See our supporting projects and campaigns so far.
In conjunction with our corporate patrons, The Shaw Mind Foundation is also developing technology that will accurately collate and asses suicide data on an annual basis. These statistics will be used to measure any trends in suicides and will act as a guide for measuring our key objective of reducing the number of suicides within 10 years.