Ostrich Foundation

We are a new charitable organisation set up to help young people and their communities help identify suicidal behaviour and spread the word that those suffering MUST speak out. No one should have to go through the heart break and pain of losing a loved one to suicide and we believe everyone can play a role in helping raise awareness of the issue of young suicide. Working together we organise events to stop people in their tracks, make them pay attention and inspire much needed conversation and action around suicide prevention and awareness.

What They Do

Our fund raising events help support other important charities such as Papyus UK, who are a leading organisation which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts and provides a vitally important telephone help line called Hopeline.

Hopeline is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical adivce and information to:

Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling
Anyone who is concerned about a young person

What The Money We Raise Can Do To Assist Hopeline

  • £20 can pay for a 20 minute call to help a young person in distress overcome their pain and stay safe
  • £65 can keep our hotline, text and email services running for over one hour
  • £195 can cover the cost of training someone in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), which is a two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions

The statistics are shocking. Every two hours a man in the UK takes his own life and suicide is the leading cause of young deaths in the UK. Male suicide and mental health is a big issue that can't be ignored any longer. It's unacceptable that so many men are dying from suicide on a daily basis, yet so few people are talking about it.