Local charity Caring Connections have had double funding success this month, receiving £2500 from the PH Holt foundation and £7000.00 through the John Moore’s Foundation all with the aim of further developing their bereavement by suicide support services.
Caring Connections have been delivering ‘The Barbara Bettle Foundation’ support project for over 2 years, providing fully funded counselling and CBT support to any Merseyside resident bereaved through suicide.
In the UK deaths by suicide has increased by 11.8% with a total of 6589 confirmed suicides. It is found that a minimum of 30 people at minimum will be affected by a suicide this takes the figures to closer to 200000 who are in need of this type of support.
This funding will allow the service to further develop support provision for young people aged 16-21 affected by suicide and to introduce a Support Coordinator to the team. Individuals can self-refer to project by calling 0151 2892761 or emailing email@example.com, service is available in all areas within the Liverpool City Region.
The project has worked with over 80 people in the past 2 years and has had great outcomes in improving the lives of those that have been affected by suicide.
Paul Growney, CEO, Caring Connections, said: “This funding will make a massive difference to the project and enable us to support more people affected by suicide, many of these individuals very emotionally distressed and at risk of suicide themselves. This project is totally funded through grants and funding bodies so these kind grants really make a difference”.