Launch of Safe Connections: New suicide prevention services for north east London

Partners across north east London have come together to launch some new services across each borough in north east London to help prevent suicide and to provide additional support to local residents. These services are being delivered together as Safe Connections. 

Safe Connections are using World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October to mark the launch of these services more widely to our local residents across north east London (there was a soft launch to health and care professionals on World Suicide Prevention Day in September). This is just the start, and they will continue to promote these services over the coming weeks and months.

Safe Connections want every resident in north east London to be aware of these services and they would appreciate your help! Please share information about these new services through your local networks and channels. They would like this shared as widely as possible across north east London!

If you have any queries or need any additional content, please contact Paul Thomas via email: p.thomas6@nhs.net

Safe Connections: helping to reduce the risk of suicide in north east London

On World Mental Health Day this year, which takes place on 10 October, we are launching a new range of support services for our local residents in north east London to help reduce the risk of suicide.

These services are being delivered together as Safe Connections and there are five elements:

· Safe Connections App: providing a safe, quick and efficient way to access information on services for local residents, downloadable via QR code or hyperlink and can be used on mobiles, tablets and personal computers.

· Community hubs: supporting people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts to access the right service at the right time.

· Community protectors: trained local residents who can offer support to their communities and offer near-by support for people feeling suicidal

· Bereavement services: offering specialist support for those bereaved following a suicide

· Training for professionals: delivering a tailored programme for health and care professionals to help them provide timely suicide interventions

Please help us make sure every resident in north east London is aware of these services by sharing with family, friends, and colleagues. More information is available on the Safe Connections web page.

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