World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on 10th September 2023.

Every year we campaign to raise awareness of suicide prevention, organisations and charities across the globe come together to remember those lost to suicide and how we can work towards fewer people dying by suicide.

For the third year we are launching our Creating Hope through Light campaign.

From the 4th to the 10th September, organisations, people and communities across Essex and Hertfordshire are lighting up key buildings and landmarks green, as part of the ‘Creating hope through light’ event, to challenge people to talk about preventing suicide and take the localised ZSA suicide prevention training.

The ‘Creating hope through light’ week-long event, hopes to raise awareness of suicide prevention and challenge Essex and Hertfordshire residents to take the suicide prevention training on this website.

People can take part by joining the social media campaign on #CreatingHopeThroughLight, as well as upload personal messages and videos using the campaign resources available on the website.

We want as many businesses, organisations and residents  as possible to be able to spot the signs of someone who may be feeling suicidal and know how to say the words to them and signpost them to support – this can all be learnt by taking the FREE training.


To access more information for the campaign download the toolkit: Communications Toolkit
Please see our media release for more information and comments on the campaign:

Check out who is taking part:

Clacton Pier
Brentwood Town Hall
Maldon District Council Office
Civic Offices – Epping
Bennetts Funeral Home, Brentwood
Colchester Castle
Colchester Town Hall
Craig Tyler – Pitsea Leisure Centre
Southend City Beach
Southend Porters Offices
Southend Civic Offices
County Hall, Chelmsford
Civic Centre, Harlow
Clacton Town Hall
Essex County Cricket Ground
TB Mind – Thurrock Hub
Tb Mind – Brentwood Hub
TB Mind Charity Shop, Grays
TB Mind Head Office, Grays
South East and Central Mind Office, Southend
Herts County Hall

More locations are being added all the time so keep an eye.

If you have a venue you are lighting up that you’d like added to the list please get in contact: [email protected]


You can download the digital assets to use on social media: