We were invited to give a presentation to the reference group and steering committee of the South West Zero Suicide initiative in February. The South West is one of three regions where the Government’s Zero Suicide is being piloted. We would like to thank them for the extremely warm welcome that they gave us. They described the presentation that we gave them, about our work, as “inspirational” and described what we are doing as “extraordinary”.
In 2012 there was scepticism that a recent survivor of suicidal crisis could set up a Suicide Crisis Centre. That experience of suicidal crisis should be seen as a strength of the charity, and not a weakness. Our clients know that this charity works. Our client feedback has always been excellent, and that is what has mattered to us. But this reaction from the SW Zero Suicide initiative meant a lot, and we are very grateful.