Clarke congratulates LIFE Festival success

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Community
Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has congratulated PIPS Newcastle & District and MYMY who recently organised the first LIFE Festival which took place in Newcastle from Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th September.

Councillor Clarke

Speaking to Newry Times, Clarke stated, “PIPS Newcastle & District and MYMY launched a series of events to raise awareness about suicide prevention, mental health issues and wellbeing which was supported by a number of statutory agencies. “I would like to firstly commend the sterling work of PIPS Newcastle & District and MYMY who have been raising awareness regarding suicide prevention, and tackling mental health issues such as depression through their support and counselling services in the local and wider community as well as at the PIPS House at Main Street Newcastle. “The invaluable help and support given by the volunteers and counsellors of Newcastle and District PIPS and MYMY helping those who have lost loved ones through suicide or to anyone suffering from the struggles of daily life has made a real and lasting difference to the local and wider community. “The recent LIFE Festival was a resounding success and I would like to congratulate all the organisers, volunteers and statutory, community and voluntary agencies who contributed to the various events which took place from Wednesday 10th to mark World Suicide Prevention Day until Sunday 14th September which ended with a Family Fun Day and an Interdenominational Service of Hope, Healing and Love.” “The new PIPS House located on Main Street Newcastle has only been open less than a year but already is being used by many people young and old from all sections of the community and it is a credit to the volunteers who have been running the PIPS House turning no one away in need of help,” continued. “However due to no direct core funding from central government departments PIPS Newcastle and District and MYMY have been relying solely on the generosity of the general public and ongoing fundraising to maintain and run both the PIPS House and their range of services. “It is therefore essential that both the Department of Health and the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust provide some form of core funding in the future due to the exceptionally high demand and need for the services that PIPS Newcastle & District and MYMY provide across Newcastle and Surrounding areas,” Clarke added.

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in