Harrogate-based suicide prevention charity The Jordan Legacy is preparing to embark on a public tour to promote its 'Zero Suicide Society Transformation Programme'.ZSS Model with heading and logo.jpg

The not-for-profit organisation last year published a report mapping out its vision for a zero suicide society and practical actions for how to get there. 

This June 12th-23rd, the charity is set to hold a public #JoinTheDots tour, travelling from the Humber to the Mersey - visiting West Yorkshire from June 14-17 - to promote its strategy and join together individuals and organisations working in suicide prevention. 

The #ZeroSuicideSociety #JoinTheDots tour will begin with a launch conference on Wednesday June 12 at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, with a wide-ranging programme of speakers, panel members and performers. 

After the conference, the tour will go to Hull (June 12th evening), York (13 June), Wakefield (14 June), Leeds (14/15 June), Halifax & Huddersfield (16/17 June), Bury (18 June), Wigan (19 June), Salford & Warrington (20 June), St Helens (morning of 21 June) and Liverpool/Merseyside (21-23 June) , with talks, webinars, film screenings, research reports, campaigns, poetry, theatre, sport, craft workshops, media events and other activities along the way.

The tour finishes with a two-day Merseyside Festival, with 'lived experience voices' on June 22-23 at a 5,000-capacity venue. 

A sponsored 'Cycle for Life' bike ride will also be held as part of the tour, led by Steve Phillip, who set up The Jordan Legacy in memory of his son Jordan who died by suicide in 2019. 

Keen cyclist Steve is inviting others to join him on the ride from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in Wakefield, where Jordan worked, to Horsforth in Leeds where Jordan lived and, sadly, where he died.

Steve will be waved off by Jordan's former colleagues, then welcomed in Horsforth by family, friends and neighbours. 

Visit the website for more information or to collaborate on the tour, email hello@thejordanlegacy.com