Safe Connections: a new service to help reduce the risk of suicide in north east London


Safe Connections: a new service to help reduce the risk of suicide in north east London 

Partners across north east London have been working on new services across each borough in north east London to help prevent suicide and to provide additional support to local residents. 

These services are being delivered together as Safe Connections and are in addition to existing crisis lines and local mental health support services. There are five elements: 

  • Safe Connections App: providing a safe, quick and efficient way to access vital support information for local residents, downloadable via QR code or hyperlink
  • Community hub: supporting people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts to access the right service at the right time.
  • Community protectors: training local residents to support their communities and offer near-by support for people feeling suicidal
  • Bereavement: offering specialist support for those bereaved following a suicide
  • Training for professionals: delivering a tailored programme for health and care professionals to help them provide timely suicide interventions

We would like to invite you to join us for an introduction to these services, as part of the launch of North East London Foundation Trust’s Suicide Prevention Strategy on World Suicide Prevention Day.

Event details: 

Date:               Friday 10 September

 

Time:              1pm to 5pm (4pm: presentation on Safe Connections)

 

Who for:         Health and care professionals in north east London with an interest in suicide prevention

 

Register:        Complete our registration form to access the event online 

We are planning a wider launch from 10 October to local residents, as part of our activities for World Mental Health Day. 

Safe Connections are being provided by a range of partners working collaboratively across north east London, including: Mind, Res Consortium, CPEN Tower Hamlets East London Foundation Trust, North East London Foundation Trust, and NEL CCG. 

The services are accessible for people over the age of 18 years living in the following areas in north east London: City and Hackney; Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. Anyone outside of these criteria who tries to access the services will be directed to their relevant services as appropriate.