North Yorkshire Police
Our partnership with The Jordan Legacy began in May 2021 when we worked together to share Jordan’s story as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 with the main aim of raising awareness and to encourage conversations about mental health.
Little did we know that the subsequent Facebook post on North Yorkshire Police’s Facebook page and the LinkedIn post by Jordan’s father, Steve, would reach such an incredible amount of people and encourage so many to open up and share their story.
In the past 12 months, North Yorkshire Police recorded 32,117 incidents where mental health has been a factor – that’s up 543 incidents a month and 6,512 incidents in a year.
Many people would be shocked to hear that a life is also lost through suicide every two hours in the UK. But suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of us every single day, including those of us who work within the emergency services.
Nothing can prepare you for losing a loved one, friend, family member or colleague to suicide. And that’s why it’s so important that we all continue to talk about suicide, end the stigma that surrounds it and encourage conversations around achieving good mental health.
And with that, we are very proud to be working with The Jordan Legacy once again on World Suicide Prevention Day to bring colleagues across both North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service the first Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference.
It’s okay not to be okay. Every mental health journey looks different. But remember that you are not alone, and you are loved.
For more information about North Yorkshire Police Force, please visit their website here