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Journey of Hope Grenfell event to support those with suicidal feelings

08 September 2017

Journey of Hope (JOH), a new organisation working with CNWL to reduce suicides, will host an event in Kensington on Monday.

The event will take place at the Curve (top floor) 10 Bard Road, W10 6TP from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, and anyone who is affected by suicidal thoughts is invited to “join us to explore the things that can help us recover from feeling suicidal.” You can view the event poster by clicking here.

JOH was set up to reduce the number of people who take their own life through suicide by delivering evidence based non-medical interventions.  Already, JOH has been working with NHS Trusts to improve people’s A&E experience, by providing access to trained volunteers.

JOH wants to see an improvement in recovery rates for people in crisis and a reduction in relapse, by providing non-medical treatments including mindfulness, yoga, walks and exercise classes, practical support, and a safe place to be, based on the five ways to well-being (be active, connect, give, keep learning and take notice).
They’ve been funded to support victims of the Grenfell fire by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

They said, “JOH at Grenfell wants to provide support for people affected by suicidal thoughts that will reduce vulnerability and provide people with the resilience to survive a crisis. We want to address the potential feelings of fear, loneliness and isolation of people affected by the Grenfell fire.

The new community interest company is headed by Emer O'Neill, the former chief executive of mental health charity, Depression Alliance, which has now merged with Mind.

For more information on the event email emer@journeyofhope.uk or brendan@journeyofhope.uk