The Families Voices Forum is a regional volunteer group of individuals and families bereaved by suicide.
The Forum has been existence since 2006 and was critical in the development of the original Protect Life Strategy and again in the revised Protect Life 2 Strategy.
Read Protect Life 2 Strategy
The Forum networks with:
Read more about Postvention
The Forum aims to work collaboratively with those in positions of authority to ensure families’ voices of lived experience are at the heart of decision making in the shift towards a co-design, co-production model of change which reduces suicide rates in Northern Ireland.
Our Forum is open to all. We would welcome your input.
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An integrated role for community groups and clear, measurable outcomes – Developing Healthy Communities’ response to the Department of Health draft Mental Health Strategy.
Our Family Voices project was recently asked to present their insights to the Northern Ireland Assembly's All Party Group on suicide prevention.
Useful guidance and information documents which provide useful information on suicide prevention.
Forum members are offered the opportunity to attend a variety of conferences about suicide, with tickets and expenses paid for.
We encourage members to attend local or regional meetings and use their experience to express common concerns held by families.
Families Voices members take part in public consultations and share their opinions on new initiatives