THE Hoad Hill monument was lit up purple last night in support of World Suicide Prevention Day.

The day aimed to raise awareness of actions people can take to help or support someone who is struggling, under the international theme of Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

The iconic structure was lit up purple to spread awareness and support the cause.

The colour purple is used as a ribbon colour to symbolize suicide awareness and prevention.

It serves as a reminder that suicide is an issue that needs to be talked about

In 2017, in the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died of suicide.

Every year The Samaritans campaigns with over 70 other suicide prevention and mental health groups under the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA).