10 Aug 2022

Caring cops commend helpful Derry public and offer support to anyone feeling suicidal saying 'know that this whole city is behind you'

Derry cops commended compassionate members of the public in our city following an incident at the River Foyle on Thursday evening. The PSNI praised the help Derry citizens offer those in distress and reached out to people who may be feeling suicidal to offer support. In a heartfelt post on the PSNI Foyle Facebook page, an officer said: 'We, along with our partner agencies NIFRS, NIAS and Foyle Search and Rescue attended a number of incidents where people were going through a mental health crisis. 'What always amazes and inspires me is how so many people in this city are ready and willing to stop to help strangers in need. I lost count of the number of people who were helped by passers by tonight. 'I wanted to post this to let anyone who is feeling suicidal know that this whole city is behind you and help is only a phone call and a chat away. Tonight has shown that. Gone are the days where we don't talk about this. 'Please save the numbers below and keep them handy if you ever need them. 'To everyone who stopped to help someone tonight, thank you.' #keepingpeoplesafe #Foylesearchandrescue #NIAS #NIFRS #PSNI #strandroadLPT
"Please find attached some helpful contact numbers.Thank You for your co- operation and continued support of FSR." * Police (non emergency) 101 * Lifeline (24 hours) 0808 8088000 * Samaritans (24 hours free call) 116 123 * HURT (Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm) 02871 369696 * Zest (9am-5pm) 02871 266999 * Calms 02871 268698 * Childline (24 hours) 0800 11 11 * CRUSE 02871 262941 * StepChange Debt Charity (helpline) 0800 138 1111 * Altnagelvin Hospital (24 hours) 02871 345171 * Foyle Search and Rescue 02871 313800

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