Suicide prevention and counselling body lauded for vital work in South London

The South East London Suicide Bereavement Service (LSBS) has been recognised for its outstanding community work by landing a prestigious award.

The service, which opened in 2021, provides vital emotional and practical support to people who have lost a loved one to suicide. These are people often at greater risk of suicide themselves because of their loss.

South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust (SLaM) along with South East London Mind and Mind in Bexley won gold in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2024 Partnership awards in the Best Not-for-Profit category for their collaborative work in running the bereavement service.

The win was announced in front of the 188 finalists during a ceremony at Evolution London, on Thursday, hosted by comedian Miles Jupp.

David Bradley, chief executive of SLaM, said: “We are incredibly honoured to receive this award. I am proud of our team for all the work they are doing to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide.”

Pictured top: (Fron left): Miles Jupp, Ian Pearce, suicide bereavement chaplain at SLaM; Ade Odunlade SLaM chief operating officer, service manager Amy Kirk-Smith, bereavement councillor Laura Hurley-Barrett and NHS England judge Grainne Bellenie. (Picture: SLaM Trust)

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