The Valour Foundation to provide £1.5Million annually for 5 years to SOS Silence of Suicide.

SOS Silence of Suicide are thrilled to announce that the Valour Foundation is providing a generous grant of £1.5 Million annually for 5 years to support vital work in improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental health challenges including suicide ideation.


The mission of the Valour Foundation (which is a private US foundation) is to reduce human suffering and to enhance human potential through supporting programmes that focus on the prevention of mental illnesses and neurodegenerative diseases and on the treatment and care of people with these conditions, with special emphasis on suicide prevention, traumatic loss and care facilities. It strives to decrease stigma by strengthening the concept that mental illness be viewed in the same way as any other than medical illness.


SOS Silence of Suicide’s CEO, Yvette Greenway-Mansfield, said of the grant: ‘’This funding will enable us to expand our services, reaching more people in desperate need. With the Valour Foundation’s support, we will be able to provide critical resources including counselling and therapy, support groups, educational workshops, and volunteer training programmes. We will also be able to open our first series of community hubs, which will be places of safety and comfort for anyone who is vulnerable.’’


“These initiatives will help to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and ensure that those struggling with mental illness receive the care and support they need in their own communities to live fulfilling lives. At SOS, we are committed to improving mental health outcomes for individuals and communities and are incredibly grateful for the support of the Valour Foundation and its commitment to our mission.”


Peter Goddard, a director of the Valour Foundation, commented: ‘’The directors of the Valour Foundation are delighted to announce our support of SOS Silence of Suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death globally, and incidences of suicidal ideation and self-harm are on the rise across our communities. In the UK, as many as 1 in 5 have suicidal thoughts in their lifetime. When we were introduced to the team at SOS Silence of Suicide, we were very impressed with all that they have achieved as a small charity since their formation in 2017, but were also keen to help them achieve their ambitious plans for 2023 and beyond. This includes the opening of the very first SOS Hub in Kenilworth this Spring.’’


For more information on SOS Silence of Suicide, please visit or email .  If you need to talk to someone, whether you are in crisis or not, please call our team on freephone 0808 115 1505 8pm until midnight Monday to Friday and 4pm until midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.