‘Protect Life 2 strategy should be published’ – Flynn
Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has called for the publication of the Protect Life 2 suicide strategy.
Speaking after chairing the All Party Group on Suicide Prevention, the West Belfast MLA said:
“The Protect Life 2 strategy is now is long overdue and should be published by the Department of Health.
“I will be requesting a timeline from the department for the delivery and procurement of the Protect Life 2 Strategy which is vital in people affected by suicide.
“Suicide has a devastating impact on individuals and communities and the tragic loss of life to suicide in Belfast recently is a stark reminder of that.
“I would like to commend the Belfast Alliance on Suicide Prevention and all the community and voluntary groups who work tirelessly to protect and save lives in their local communities.
“We are requesting that the Department provide a detailed timescale for implementation of this important strategy including the time allocated to involving these groups in the design of services.”