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Sinn Féin welcome suicide prevention funds

9 November, 2017 - by Órlaithí Flynn

Sinn Féin spokesperson on mental health Orlaithi Flynn has welcomed much needed investment into suicide prevention for Belfast communities.

The West Belfast MLA commented:

“The announcement by the PHA for additional funding for suicide prevention in Belfast is to be welcomed. Especially the funding going to community organisations in those areas that are struggling.

"Already in the first six months of this year we have had 164 deaths by suicide. There is some great work being done in the statutory and community sector but we need to equip and support them to tackle suicide and help those dealing with its tragic consequences.

"Sinn Féin are meeting with the Department for an update on the progress made on the Protect Life 2 strategy."

We also need an all island suicide prevention strategy, to pro actively address this issue." 

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