Campaign to prevent suicide given royal seal of approval

11th October 2016

Campaign to prevent suicide given royal seal of approval

Prince William has given his support to a new suicide prevention strategy, launched in Suffolk this week.

The Duke of Cambridge praised the Suffolk Lives Matter initiative, which aims to tackle the stigma associated with mental health and reduce the number of suicides in the county.

“You may know that I, along with my wife, Catherine and brother, Harry have recently launched a campaign – Heads Together – to help change the conversation around mental health,” The Duke said.

“Through our work we have seen time and again people who are afraid to admit that they are struggling, and to seek the right help when they need it. As all of you here today will have seen, this can destroy families and end lives.”

On average, 62 people die by suicide in Suffolk each year. Men aged 15-49 are most at risk – and are nearly three times more likely to take their own lives than women.

The issue of mental health has been prominent in the region in recent months after the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust was deemed to be failing and placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission.

This summer, there were further concerns when the Trust announced it was scrapping 90 posts as part of a plan to slash its budget deficit.

Gotelee solicitors has long been aware of an increase in cases involving mental health care negligence – a rise which correlates with funding cuts and staff reductions.

We are proud of our record of helping those who have been let down by the system.

Legal action can result in compensation to ease associated financial pressures, it can help you find the answers behind what went wrong and it can shine a light on a particular failing to help ensure the same mistakes are not repeated.

How can our medical negligence solicitors help you?

We have regular cases on mental health and understand the situation you are in.  If you would like to have a confidential chat about any case where you feel that you have you received poor treatment or been let down by the NHS, Gotelee can offer you a free initial consultation and a claim on a no win no fee basis. Call us on 01473 298125 or email claim@gotelee.co.uk

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