We are the search and rescue, crisis intervention charity that seeks to save lives from suicide in our local area. Our trained Chaplains are available every hour of the day, every day of the year, to reach out and offer support and hope to anyone who is suicidal or in distress.
How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?
The chaplaincy team patrol a high risk location and respond to emergency calls, to locate people at risk. We use our skills in crisis intervention to offer supportive listening, to start a dialogue, to encourage more hopeful solutions than suicide.
What are your current priorities?
Our current priorities are to reduce the number of deaths by suicide locally.
What challenges are you currently facing?
The number of despondent people coming to our area has increased in the last 12 months. This puts a drain on our resources as well as the local Police and Street Triage teams.