The Ostrich Foundation believes that many young suicides are preventable.
We believe that no one should have to go through the heartbreak and everlasting pain of losing a loved one to suicide.
We believe that everyone can play a role in helping to raise awareness of the issue of young suicide.
At the Ostrich Foundation we’ve made it our mission to create a Suicide Safer Harrogate and when it comes to mental illness, we believe prevention is better than cure.
We want everyone to support and fund our ‘Suicide Safer Harrogate campaign.
The mythology around suicide is huge; in talking about it we don’t create the problem or increase the numbers, in fact it’s the opposite.
The Ostrich Foundation exists to work with and support other charities and NHS agencies helping reduce the number of young people who take their own lives, by shattering the stigma around suicide and helping remove the word ‘committed’ from common vocabulary.
Our aim is to work with other charities to help equip young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.