October 11, 2019
Sinn Féin hold meeting on Suicide Prevention in North Belfast

Speaking after a meeting on Suicide Prevention in North Belfast, Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín said:

“Today my colleagues councillors JJ Magee, Taylor McGrann and Michael Goodman and I met with groups including the PSNI, Department for Infrastructure, the Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety and the Public Health Agency to discuss suicide prevention measures in North Belfast.

“Like most communities across the North, North Belfast has lost too many people to suicide. 

“One of the major concerns which keeps arising is that over a period of years people have ended their lives using bridges.

“We discussed what improvements could be made in relation to raising and changing the physical infrastructure of the bridges at Glengormley, Hightown, Arthur Bridge and the Westlink.

“We all have a part to play and everyone gave a commitment to look at how best we can support better physical and mental health outcomes for all citizens who live here, to bring positive change to keep people safe and alive.

“Sinn Féin will be holding follow-up meetings to see how these proposals can be taken forward with the statutory agencies.” 

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