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Flynn calls for publication of Protect Life 2 strategy

9 September, 2019 - by Órlaithí Flynn


The Sinn Féin Chair of the All Party Group on Suicide Prevention, Órlaithí Flynn has called for the publication of the Protect Life 2 strategy.

The party’s spokesperson on mental health and suicide prevention was commenting after representatives from all parties submitted a letter to the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“Suicide has a devastating impact on individuals and communities and the tragic loss of each life is a stark reminder of that.

“I would like to commend all the community and voluntary groups who work tirelessly to protect and save lives in their local communities.

“There is deep frustration and concern around the on-going delays with the publishing and implementation of the Suicide Prevention, Protect Life 2 strategy.

“The Protect Life 2 strategy is now long overdue and should be published by the Department of Health immediately.”

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