Lost Hours Walk: Wherever you are, walk against suicideAugust 3, 2020
It’s time to walk against suicide
The Lost Hours Walk is our opportunity to deal with grief differently and defiantly. In October 2019, 1000 walkers took to the streets of London to smash the silence around suicide. This year, we’re taking things one step further and taking the Lost Hours Walk nationwide…
We want to reach every corner of the nation, making our voices heard while remembering our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, partners and friends. 125 people take their own lives every single week in the UK. We’re walking to send a message that that’s not ok. That’s why, this year, we want you to hold your own Lost Hours Walk and invite friends, family and your community to walk against suicide.
Make Lost Hours your own
Wherever you are, and whether you’ve lost someone to suicide, struggled with your own mental wellbeing, or want to smash the silence around suicide in the UK, be part of it. From 3 miles around your local park, to 26 miles taking in a lost loved one’s favourite places, you decide what works for you, your friends, family and community.
If you’re looking for a challenge, something accessible for all ages and abilities, or a chance to collectively remember a friend or family member, make your Lost Hours Walk your own. You plan your route and invite and recruit your team of walkers. Last year’s Lost Hours Walk event saw hundreds of people walk in memory of those lost to suicide in their own way – by wearing their photo on a shirt, packing their favourite snacks, or listening to their most-loved album. This year, we invite you to do all that and more in your hometown.
Forward, together, against suicide
By joining the Lost Hours Walk 2020 you’ll be joining hundreds of others, from Inverness to St Ives and everywhere in between, to challenge the stigma around suicide in the UK. We’ll be walking forward, united against struggling in silence, against being alone, and against living miserably.
Stuff you need to know:
The Lost Hours Walk is taking place across the UK this October. By signing up and creating a team, you’ll be agreeing to plan your own Lost Hours Walk in your hometown or location of your choice.
Your Lost Hours Walk can be any distance and in any location. We suggest walking against suicide on October 25, as this is the day the clock goes back, but you can opt to take on your own Lost Hours Walk anytime during October or November.
Once you sign up for a Lost Hours Walk, you’ll be able to recruit friends and family to join you on your journey. And you’ll receive loads of information from us to help plan and prepare.
Looking for the Lost Hours Walk event hosted by CALM in London? We’ll be holding the next Lost Hours Walk London in 2021. You can sign up to be the first to hear about registering here.