Having spent over six hundred days on the road visiting so many families in every single county in the UK and Ireland, I've learned a lot from the people I've met from every walk of life. One thing for sure is that suicide can, and does, come knocking on absolutely anyone's door. Believe me; when it does come to your doorstep it's like a tsunami and leaves a rotten trail of destruction in its wake.
I met a person that attempted taking her own life. She spent four hours in A&E and then was given a prescription for antidepressants and put on a waiting list for counselling which was eight months later. Unfortunately for her there was none of the free counselling services available in her area. In fact the nearest service available to her was 135 miles away. If she were to avail of this service she'd have to miss one day a week from work plus the cost of her train was £60 return. She simply couldn't afford it and this put her health at greater risk.
This is where the idea for Stamp Out Suicide came from.
We have set up a free phone line counselling service that will be accessible to anyone in the UK and our aim is to support as many people as we possibly can.
I've spoken to some people about this and all have offered their support in different ways from financial to volunteering their time. I'd like to say thanks to you all.
Any support is absolutely more than welcome and much appreciated, so please don't hesitate in contacting me if you would like to help out in any way from doing an event , sponsoring one of our phone lines, making a donation, if you have any ideas you would like to contribute or if you have the qualifications to provide counselling.
Please invite your friends to like and read this page.