HUGE congratulations to local charity Suicide Crisis

Local charity Suicide Crisis have won the “Most Innovative Mental Health Intervention” award at the UK Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards 2021.

The award was for the innovative work of its Suicide Crisis Centre in Gloucestershire.2

The judging panel included Directors from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, as well as from the University of Southampton and leaders of mental health charities.

The CEO of Suicide Crisis accepted the award via video link. She paid tribute to the charity’s “strong and wonderful team, who are so dedicated.” She commented that the award was particularly meaningful at this time, because the team had continued to provide a face to face crisis service throughout the pandemic.

She said: ”This award means so much to us all”.

The judges felt that the impact Suicide Crisis is having is “very clear” and they were impressed with the “commitment to helping people survive suicidal crisis”.

Stephen Fry has said about the awards: “Mental health difficulties affect us all at some point so it’s wonderful to see awards that celebrate people who have an impact on people’s wellbeing.”