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WSPD 2021 - The Suicide Chronicles, Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion

10th Sep 2021

We are really sad to say that due to circumstances outside of our control we’ve had to postpone these screenings as part of #WSPD2021. We hope to rearrange soon. To be added to a list for future Suicide Chronicles screenings and updates please email emily@heartofglass.org.uk

We invite you to a sharing of Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion which we’re proud to be screening as part of this years World Suicide Prevention Day.

We are especially pleased to bring the work back to St Helens, the place from which it originated, and the town which is prepared to collectively take on the complex and devastating issue of suicide.

Event Details
  • Film screening,
  • Care
Creative Team
  • Mark Storor: Artist
  • Staff members from YMCA St Helens: Collaborators
  • Emily Gee: Producer

The Suicide Chronicles seeks to develop a collective, creative language to share the infinitely complex and multi-layered experience of suicide.

Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion responds to the situation our society finds itself in. At this point in time, our country's ability to care for its people and provide safety and health for all has been destroyed through years of underfunding. Those working within the caring professions have borne the brunt of this destruction.

Stand Firm Compassion is a meditation on what it is to be a professional carer. Made in collaboration with staff members of the YMCA St Helens, this film brings into focus the human cost of the time we are living through. This cost is the people in the care of the YMCA, some of whom take their own lives, and over a period of time it is the effect it has on the workers themselves.


Samaritans: 116123 A safe place for you to talk anytime (24h, free).

Papyrus: 0800 068 41 41 Prevention of Young Suicide (free & confidential).

AMPARO: 0330 088 9255 Support for anyone affected by suspected or actual suicide.

Shout: text 85258 The UK’s first text support for anyone in crisis, anywhere, anytime.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS): 0300 111 5065 (9am-9pm Monday to Sunday)


Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion (2020) is created by Mark Storor with Cheryl, Daniel, Darren, David, Emma, Gayle, Heather, Kieran and Rob

Film by Chris Keenan

Photography by Stephen King

Sound and Music by Brian Duffy

Prop design by Sascha Gilmour

Production support by Sophie Waldie

Filmed on location at Byrne Avenue Baths, Birkenhead with thanks to YMCA St Helens, Jane at Byrne Avenue Trust, and Wayne at Industrial Clothing St Helens, without whom the work could not be made. With special thanks to The Mersey Forest.

The Suicide Chronicles is commissioned and produced by Heart of Glass with support from Arts Council England.