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We have a closed Facebook group for those wanting to be involved.  Please contact us to be invited.

We are creating a Speak Their Name Suicide Memorial Quilt for Hampshire & IOW inspired by Greater Manchester Suicide Memorial Quilt in 2020 and Yorkshire Speak Their Name project in 2023.

The quilts have been taken around the county and displayed in numerous venues. This will be the longer-term plan for this project.

The Memorial Quilts are made of 54 unique squares, each one created by someone bereaved by suicide.

Our aim is to produce 2 quilts which will be made up of a total of 108 squares.  This is 108 lives lost to suicide.  This would mean we are supporting 108 people but in reality, many more as families and friends may also benefit from the project.

We are working with the community and have already built a network of agencies and charities who work with people bereaved by suicide.

We are hoping to have a few workshops where we will invite people to come along to create a material square to honour their loved ones.  Help will be on hand from our team, but the idea is that the work is completed by the person bereaved.

We are currently sending out starter packs for people wanting to be involved which include an embroidery hoop, a piece of material, a needle along with guidance notes and a little something sweet!

We have spoken at length to contacts in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire and are able to use their ideas, designs, and promotional material.

Timescale : to be displayed at the “Let’s get talking about suicide” on September 7th 2024 in Victoria Park in Portsmouth.