AUDIO: Walkers highlight young suicide

AUDIO: Walkers highlight young suicide

Published at 1:53pm 30th October 2015. (Updated at 12:50pm 31st October 2015)

A fundraising event has been held in Ilkley in memory of local man Ben Williams who took his own life last year.

His mother organised the HOPEWalk on what would have been his 23rd birthday to raise awareness of young suicide and to support national charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide).

Suicide is the main cause of death in young people in the UK under the age of 35.

Ben's parents, Emma Walker and Kevin Williams, have been speaking to Stray FM: 

PAPYRUS offers support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and others concerned about a young person they know.

HOPELineUK offers support, practical advice and information on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209697.

Emma's JustGiving page: