Baton of Hope comes to Sheffield

19th June 2023

The Baton of Hope comes to Sheffield with 2 events! Here to challenge the status quo and highlight ways in which society can shake itself free from the stagnation in UK suicide statistics.

How do we break the stagnation in UK suicide statistics? How can we offer hope to a generation of young adults for whom suicide is the biggest killer? How do we unite to speak with one voice and offer the most effective solutions to one of the country’s most overlooked and stigmatised catastrophes?

A call to sign the workplace charter!

The Baton of Hope is coming to Sheffield with 2 events...

Baton of Hope Comes To Sheffield

Kelham Island Museum

28th June 2023

10am till 11.30am

The Baton of Hope will be carried between 12 iconic locations across Sheffield by 75 different volunteers whose lives have been personally touched by suicide.

Suicide and mental wellbeing issues don’t respect boundaries – it’s estimated that the cost each year to UK businesses through days lost to mental health is £56 billion. The human cost is incalculable...

The Business and Enterprise community is invited to participate to support the Baton of Hope Tour and to hear about the Workplace Charter to be launched later this year.

For full details and to book your place click here 

 

Baton of Hope Conference: 'Towards a Zero Suicide Society' 

The Octagon Centre 

15th September 2023

10am till 4pm

The Baton Of Hope is inviting you to take part in our first annual conference. Our speakers will include journalist, political strategist and mental health campaigner Alastair Campbell. We will also hear from the president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention Prof. Rory O’Connor who states unequivocally that suicide is preventable. And the 3Dads, who captured the nation’s hearts by bringing the subject of suicide out into the open, will be talking about their highly successful and ongoing campaign to bring about real change. Also speaking will be Chris Moon MBE who is one of the few Westerners to have survived capture by the Khmer Rouge and who now takes part in international triathlons despite having lost an arm and a leg in an explosion while helping to clear land mines. Plus you will be able to see the exquisite Baton Of Hope designed and crafted by Royal warrant holders Thomas Lyte.

Tickets are available as 'pay what you can' with a recommended donation to Baton of Hope of 50 GBP - food and drinks are included. If you are unable to donate, we still encourage you to come along :) The event is open to all.

For full details and to book your place click here

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