23 May: Lifeline Consultation at NDCN

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The North Down Community Network will be holding a Public Health Agency Consultation on Friday, 23rd May 2014, and would like to invite you to come along and share your views:

Consultation on LIFELINE a Suicide Prevention Initiative

Concerned about suicide?  With an average of 300 deaths by suicide every year in Northern Ireland, suicide is a continuing worry, is a community health problem and of concern for everyone.

Many of you will be familiar with the work of Lifeline, a suicide prevention initiative started in response to the ‘Protect Life’ strategy.  It deals with hundreds of callers every year, and is indeed a lifeline.  The Public Health Agency are keen to hear your views on the continuation and direction, or otherwise, of Lifeline in the future.  Is Lifeline necessary, does it do what it should do, could it be done better or by a different initiative?  Your views are important!

The consultation will take place on Friday, 23 May 2014. Tea/coffee/scones on arrival 10.45 am for a 11.00 start.  Please RSVP to greg martin, greg martin, Community Development and Health Worker, NDCN – email gregorymartin@ndcn.co.uk or phone 9146 1386.

A representative from the PHA will be present to provide background information on the strategy and listen to your views.

We look forward to hearing from you.