Today members of The Tomorrow Project team represented our work at the East Midlands Self Harm and Suicide Research Conference.
Amongst other key research presentations, we were privileged to have been asked to represent our project at such an event.
Our Director, Caroline Harroe spoke of how The Tomorrow Project began; of the painful experiences of loss in one community that gave rise to a this service.
Caroline described the model of the suicide prevention project and how, over the course of two years, this has been delivered. More importantly, the presentation looked at what we have found in undertaking the work; what the community tell us are their experience of suicide and what has come out of providing help.
Speaking with passion for the needs of people bereaved by suicide, the audience, made up of academics and clinicians alike, were responsive and offered advice and support.
The Tomorrow Project has a wealth of valuable data and intends to use it to good use, over the coming months, speaking at a national level to try and influence change for people at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
We ask that you help us, as we now turn our attention to questionnaires and surveys over the coming months, that will help us tell the story of The Tomorrow Project and the people behind it.
We are proud to drive change in this area and earn the respect of our peers in the field of research.
Caroline says: “The Tomorrow Project is a unique and vital service that listens to the needs of people that are at risk of suicide and those bereaved by suicide.
I was anxious presenting to the audience today because I have a responsibility to convey just how important this piece of work is.
I hope after hearing about our work and our findings and the people behind our wonderful project that there will be even more interest in The Tomorrow Project and more focus in funding the vital services we provide.”