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Annual Celebration of Life Service Sunday 26 November

CELEBRATION OF LIFE EVENT

Destigmatising Suicide, Suicide Awareness/Prevention

 

East Belfast Survivors of Suicide will be holding their annual Celebration of Life Event in McQuiston Memorial, Castlereagh Road on Sunday 26 November at 2.00 to 4.00 pm supported by our event host Mr. Tim McGarry with a line-up of artists and sports men and women who will be supporting families who have lost loved ones to suicide. SOS are issuing an open invite to everyone to come and support those who have been bereaved by suicide celebrate the lives of their loved ones, especially those who work with people directly affected by suicide, families who have lost loved ones to suicide and their friends, co-workers, acquaintances, community groups, statutory services, anyone who is passionate about getting mental health services embedded into our community and wants to know where to get help and support to signpost people in need.

Unfortunately, suicide is no discriminator of people, places or circumstances as a charity we are working proactively rather than reactively to highlight the needs of those who have lost loved ones to suicide, raise suicide awareness, offer education to recognise the signs, work collaboratively within the community to get services in place for those affected by suicide. East Belfast Survivors of Suicide are working collaboratively with the Community Response Team reaching out to those who have been bereaved by suicide. We also work with statutory services to help influence policy and change for those who need preventative services and PPR to highlight current difficulties.

This year the charity received the Queens Award for Voluntary Services which is equivalent to the MBE for volunteers and has been a vehicle for change for the charity in relation to services we offer and the potential to provide more therapeutic based therapies in-house with our new life coaching service.

Come and stand shoulder to shoulder with us to help make change happen. “If we change nothing, nothing will change!” be a part of the solution!

For any further information please contact Claire Curran: