Pursuing Prevention

by Matthew Steans in United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th October 2020 we successfully raised £4,501 with 107 supporters in 49 days

In 2019, there were 5,691 suicides in England & Wales. We plan to run/walk/bike/swim 1km per death (5691km) to raise money for prevention.

by Matthew Steans in United Kingdom

Suicide devastatingly impacts approximately 135 people per death. That means in 2019, 770,000 people were bereaved by suicide in England & Wales alone. 

We need to do more to stop the pain and suffering of suicide.

Over the weekend of 23-25 October, we plan to run, walk, bike or swim 1km to acknowledge each of these deaths by suicide. That's a bold goal of 5,691km in total and we need your help to get there! 

Please donate to this worthy cause and record how many kilometres you're prepared to contribute in the comments box on the following page. Please only contribute what you feel comfortable and keep an eye out for more rewards coming soon.

Once you've completed your km's, jump online and post proof of your contribution (screenshot, selfie, Strava map etc.) on the event Facebook page.

Here's an example of how we can reach our goal:

  • 5,691 people x 1km
  • 1,139 people x 5km
  • 570 people x 10km
  • 285 people x 20km

Together, we can make a difference.

We know that 10% of suicides are committed by those who have been recently bereaved by an earlier suicide. We also know that 28% of suicides are committed by those already known to mental health services. In identifying and providing support to these high risk individuals, we can avoid the pain and suffering of that stems from suicide.

Stigma Statistics is enabling suicide prevention through data insights. We are developing functionality to enable more timely support for the bereaved, better prevention and better intervention functionality. Our platform is used by mental health services, mental health charities, bereavement support, Local Authorities, Local Public Health, Police and Coroners. 

The more money we raise will allow more services to use our platform for free whilst we continue to develop functionality, ultimately leading to more lives being saved.

Together, we can reduce suicide in England and Wales. 

Are you up for the challenge?



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Save a life

Thank you for your support in saving lives.

£10 or more

Save a life by contributing at least 1km

Support your own mental health by getting off the couch. Please specify your contribution in KM’s in the comment box after donating.

£20 or more

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Do you know someone who needs support?

Headspace have provided 2 month subscriptions of their meditation app. For personal use or to donate to a friend/family member.

£50 or more

Save a life & be recognised

Stigma Statistics will publicly thank you for your contribution on social media and our website.

£100 or more

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Save a life in a costume

Stigma Statistics will provide you with a costume of our choice to perform your km’s

£500 or more

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Change the world with data

Donate Stigma Statistics platform access to a region for 6 months and enable suicide prevention through data insights.

£1,000 or more

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Change the world through innovation

Donate Stigma Statistics platform access to a region for 12 months and enable further suicide prevention innovation.

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