The U Can Cope coalition now includes more than one hundred UK organisations – from mental health bodies to the Professional Cricketers’ Association – to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope. The main partners are Connecting with People, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Samaritans and Southwick Media. Southwick Media is the media partner of the U can Cope initiative.
The final touches are being made to the U Can Cope film and the trailer is already available to view on the internet. You can view the trailer on the U Can Cope Blog. The full 22 minute film will be released on 10th September . The U Can Cope film will also be aired on 10th September at the official launch of the Samaritans Call to Action at the Houses of Parliament.
Organisations and individuals are supporting the U Can Cope campaign in several ways: by disseminating the information via email, Twitter and following the U Can Cope Blog and encouraging all contacts to do the same and support:
The Blog includes some of the background information and pieces from Prof Stephen Platt and Samaritans.
We will also be promoting a new resource particularly aimed towards young people to build their ability to cope with life’s difficulties and build their resilience (also called U can Cope). This is freely available via the internet and we are also raising money via the U Can Cope charity to disseminate hard copy pocket sized leaflets as widely as possible:http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/youngpeople/ucancope.aspx
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45