The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin provides leadership, education and advocacy within our communities. The Council's belief is that together we can make a difference in the reduction of suicidal behaviours and that we are all empowered to participate in building suicide safer communities. This means showing compassion for those in distress, offering support for those bereaved by suicide, and by promoting the mental health and wellness of all its citizens. Suicide prevention is a shared responsibility where every person has the potential to make a difference and save a life. A suicide safer community believes that everyone has the right to a future with hope and possibilities.
The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin aims to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing as well as strengthening partnerships that further common goals. The Council's membership is voluntary and diverse. It includes community/professional organizations, interested individuals of all ages (including family, friends and individuals affected by suicide), mental health resources, grief/bereavement supports, schools, and self-help groups throughout Wellington and Dufferin Counties. The Council invites new members to join its community table.