LOCAL organisations in Basingstoke that run initiatives to reduce lives lost to suicide already survive with very little investment behind them.

With the local suicide prevention funding they’ve relied on having come to an end, they may be forced to significantly scale back or completely stop these life-saving services.

Samaritans estimated that renewing this funding would only cost £1.40 per person - as little as the price of a loaf of bread. Surely that’s something the Government can commit to if it can help save lives?

I urge readers to take any action they can to save this local funding, so that we’re doing all we can to prevent suicide.

Elpi Lutaya


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