Hope Project

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New hope for suicide prevention

To mark World Mental Health Day this year Second Step has launched a new project called Hope to prevent suicides among men.

The Hope Project will provide short-term emotional and practical support for men, specifically those aged between 35 and 64, who are in psychological distress or have recently self-harmed, but are not currently engaged with other mental health services.

Hope Project manager, Jez Spencer said:

“Our pilot project last year showed that short-term support from a skilled worker who understands the practical and emotional problems of dealing with employment, finances and housing issues can really help. The new Hope Project widens the remit to seek out and support men who may not even think they need help but who are in real trouble.”

The Hope Project team are experienced support workers keen to make a difference and save lives. To find out more or to make a referral and talk to a member of the Hope team, please call:

0117 4288 930 or email hope@second-step.co.uk

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Services to help you

  • The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call for free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
  • Talking Money is a charity that helps people in financial hardship, face-to-face and over the phone. Call for free on 0800 121 4511