St Giles Yorkshire Receive Suicide Prevention Grant from Department of Health and Social Care

St Giles Yorkshire Receive Suicide Prevention Grant from Department of Health and Social Care

St Giles are delighted to have received a grant of £194,912 from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) as part of a £10 million fund to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisations until 2025. 

Named ‘Life Beyond the Gate,’ the new service, soon to launch in West Yorkshire, has an aim of supporting men on probation who are at risk of suicide. Through this project, St Giles’ lived-experience model will be expanded to support people facing significant mental health challenges, alongside the issues it has typically addressed such as: helping people access services, employment and housing.

Specifically, over the next 12 months ‘Life Beyond the Gate’ will provide peer support and counselling; helping people get through this crucial time whilst they reintegrate with their family and the community.

This can include:

  • 1:1 support – including advice and guidance to help people’s journey to wellness.
  • Person-centred counselling.
  • Support with navigating/accessing mainstream health provisions.
  • A culturally sensitive service for South Asian males in partnership with Touchstone.
  • Support in gaining an accredited qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance (Level 3.)

The Business Development Manager for St Giles Yorkshire, Dan Sutherland said:

The number of lives lost to suicide amongst people on probation is almost 5x higher than in the general public.

In partnership with Touchstone, we will be there to support men upon release, giving them the help they need to get through the challenges of restarting their life in the community. Our team have lived through many of these challenges themselves and now thanks to the Suicide Prevention Grant they can be there to provide that helping hand to others when it’s needed most.”

See more on our St Giles Yorkshire page.

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