The Psychiatry Liaison Service at St Mary’s, Paddington
Here we provide non-medical support to people who have attempted to take their own life through suicide, using evidence based approaches founded on the Five Ways to Wellbeing. This can be as simple as going for a walk or meeting for a coffee.
Those affected by the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire
We support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire by offering to meet up and talk, and by inviting people to join us at our wellbeing retreats. These are days spent together having massage, doing yoga, and learning resilience techniques, and of course with good food and company!
What we’re hoping for:
- To prevent people taking their own life through suicide.
- To reduce the trauma of using A&E by those in crisis, by having someone to talk to after being discharged.
- To develop a long-term, affordable, sustainable and pioneering model of crisis support.
- To end the fear, loneliness and isolation that people feel by having access to our wellbeing retreats and meetings.
What we are doing now
We believe that the best way to develop Journey of Hope is by
working with people who have experienced crisis. We are currently working on our retreat model to understand what is most helpful.
We are also seeing people individually and in groups to provide support after a crisis.