Joy was invited to a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self Harm on Tuesday. She spoke about our charity, the excellent feedback from clients, and the fact that no client has died by suicide whilst under our care. As the local media reported on 20th January, there was a suicide last year of a client who went into psychiatric hospital, and died under the care of mental health services, which was profoundly distressing for us.
She also spoke about the fact that we are contacted by people, who are in crisis, from all over the country – and the fact that we cannot reach them, and they cannot get to us. There is a clear need for similar services in other parts of the country.