A GROUP of cadets launched a suicide prevention banner across Cumbria during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Eden cadets, aged 13-18, were tasked to create a project, and independently decided on mental health.

The banner features positive personal messages from the cadets including, ‘Nobody is better off without you’, ‘it’s ok, not to be ok’ and ‘suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem’.

It also has numbers for three charities: ChildLine, Samaritans and PAPYRUS.

Cadet, Abigail Garvey, said: “We wanted to create something that could make a difference to our community. These banners are eye catching and will be in places where they can be seen by lots of people.

"We wanted to get people talking, which is why we wrote ‘Suicide’ in such large letters to grab attention and we wanted to let people know that there is always someone who they can talk to."