Broms Grove MP Sajid Javed’s ‘personal’ mission to prevent suicide after brother’s tragic death

Sajid Javed talks about his ‘deep personal’ mission to prevent suicides after his brother’s tragic death. Bromsgrove MP and Health Secretary’s brother Tariq was found dead in July 2018 at a hotel in Horsham, West Sussex.

That same year, an inquiry found that he had left two letters to his partner, telling him to ‘keep going and enjoy life’ before he booked a room at the South Lodge Hotel. ۔ Now, almost four years later, his brother Sajid plans to prevent suicide and urges men to talk about their mental health.

Speaking at the London headquarters of Papyrus, a charity working to prevent suicide, on Friday, he said several work programs were already underway, including a new suicide prevention plan for bereaved families. Better services include better use of technology to understand the causes of suicide. “We should treat suicides the same way we treat any other major killer,” he said.

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“I’m determined to make a difference on this issue, and one of the ways we can do that is to publish a new 10-year suicide prevention plan. That’s something that is deeply personal to me – a lot of families.” Are incomplete, and too much potential is incomplete. “

Mr Javed said work was under way to include the most vulnerable communities, including those living in the most socially and economically disadvantaged areas. Mourning services will also be encouraged to immediately contact family members of those who have committed suicide within days of referral.

A national suspected suicide surveillance system will also be introduced early next year to look for patterns that put people at risk of suicide, including assessing the effects of social media. Mr Javed said: “The Online Safety Bill gives us the opportunity to tackle this problem from generation to generation.

“I will work with the government to look at both future and current legislation to make sure it meets the rapidly evolving challenges we face, because when suicide is encouraged. In terms of motivation, we’re currently relying on a law that was originally enacted long ago. The digital age. “

Samaritan (116 123) samaritans.org Operates 24 hours service available every day of the year. If you would like to write about how you are feeling, or if you are worried about listening on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected], Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK , PO Box 9090, STIRLING. , FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.

CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net A helpline is for men who are down for any reason or hit a wall, who need to talk or seek information and help. They are open 365 days a year, from 5 pm to midnight.

Childline (0800 1111) Runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number will not appear on your phone bill.
Papyrus (0800 068 41 41) Is a volunteer organization that helps young people and young adults who are experiencing suicide.

Other Depression Charities

Depression Alliance Charity continues for people suffering from depression. It doesn’t have a helpline, but it does offer a wide range of useful resources and links to other relevant information. depressionalliance.org
Students against depression A website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or have suicidal thoughts. BillingU is a bullying website for both children and adults. studentagainstdepression.org
Shelter (0300 003 7029) Helps people who are struggling to cope – with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or crises. You can call them every night between 8pm and 6am. There are other Depression charities as well.

“I want to hear from far and wide on how to shape this work, and the round table I presided over here this morning was very bright. I read heartbreaking stories of love and loss. I have heard, but I have also heard the inspiring stories of this work. It was done to divert people from this painful path, which is certainly included in the papers here.

“I am determined to make a difference on this issue.”

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