THE opening of the Newcastle PIPS House at 58B Main Street in Newcastle has been warmly welcomed by Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke.
The Newcastle and District branch of PIPS, the Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm, have opened the new facility to act as a drop in facility to assist members and friends of those who have taken their own lives.
Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “I am delighted to see the official opening of the Newcastle PIPS House. The truly remarkable and fantastic work over the last number of years by Newcastle and District PIPS has been amazing and has helped support many individuals and families following a bereavement by suicide.”
“The invaluable help and support given by the volunteers and counsellors of Newcastle and District PIPS helping those who have lost loved ones or to anyone suffering from the struggles of daily life has made a real and lasting difference to the local and wider community.”
“Suicide is everybody’s business and in a very fast and changing world there is not a family or individual that has not been affected by someone who has taken their own lives.”
The new drop in facility which will be open from Monday to Friday.
“I would like to take this opportunity to commend the amazing and sterling work and voluntary efforts of both Sharon Fitzpatrick and all involved in Newcastle and District PIPS who over the last number of years have made a remarkable difference and also helped save lives,” added Cllr Clarke.