Meeting With Government Adviser

We had a very interesting meeting in London last week with Louis Appleby, who is the Government’s adviser on suicide. He was very prepared to go into some difficult areas of discussion with us, and responded very openly and honestly. We also spoke about the Government’s zero suicide initiative, which we interpret as doing all that we can, for each person, to help them to survive. We felt that he genuinely understood what it is like to be at the point of suicide, and also understood what is helpful – and not helpful – at that point.