Our very own Nikki from Christopher House has registered to be an Orange Button holder – thank you for being an outstanding member of the community!
What is the Orange Button Scheme?
A community-based suicide awareness scheme. The Orange Button is a way of identifying people in the community who are ok to say/hear the word suicide, listen nonjudgmentally and signpost to support locally. The badge is worn by people in Somerset who have undergone quality assured Mental Health or Suicide Prevention training: whilst they are not able to counsel people, they can help signpost to relevant local services.
“One of the lovely things I heard residents say was that they talk to Nikki anyway and she doesn’t need an orange button for them to talk to her!” – Suzie (Supported Housing, Mendip & South Somerset)