Orange Button scheme

A partnership of NHS and voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria worked together on a community scheme to help people struggling with their mental health.

The orange button is worn by people in Lancashire and South Cumbria who have undergone extensive suicide prevention training, and while they are not able to counsel people, they can provide comprehensive signposting to relevant services. People who are having thoughts of suicide, or who are worried about a friend or family member, can ask for information and support from anyone wearing the orange button.

The Orange Button is an instantly recognisable symbol and offers an easy way to ask for help. Anyone in the community with training in suicide awareness can help people struggling with mental health to access immediate help and support.

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Blue business cards with an orange button showing the community scheme details

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