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Suicide Liaison Officer – Western Trust (Northern Sector)

Contact Information

Old Bridge House, Glendermott Road, Derry,
BT47 6AU View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Barry Mc Gale
Telephone Number
028 7132 0138 or 079 49 91 4100
Email Address
Web Address
http://www.westerntrust.hscni.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Supporting families bereaved by suicide

One of the objectives of the Protect life Suicide Prevention Strategy is to ensure that accessible information and timely support, both at community / voluntary and statutory level is available to all those bereaved by suicide and to encourage the development of support groups/networks.

When asked what would have helped, one family said: Someone to talk to who knew about suicide. In response to this the Western Trust has initiated the Family Liaison Services throughout the Western area. Those bereaved by suicide are considered to be a vulnerable and high-risk group and area priority for support within the strategy.

What support is provided by the Family Liaison Service?
We carry out a needs assessment. We provide practical support and guidance re: the feelings experienced, the investigation of the death and the sorting out of affairs. We provide short term follow up support. We provide reading materials. We refer to statutory and/or voluntary helping services. We invite bereaved family members to join the local support groups, which we facilitate.

Who can be referred to the family Liaison Service?
Any one directly affected by a death by suicide can avail of this service:

Any one can self refer to the service/GP referral/Statutory service/Community / voluntary service

How to make a referral to the service
Phone your local Suicide Liaison Officer giving a brief history and contact details and we will arrange an initial meeting within 48 hours to help identify support

Organisation Type
  • Statutory
Main Age Groups
  • 0-4 years
  • 5-11 years
  • 12-16 years
  • 17-18 years
  • 19-25 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker
Family Support Services Categories
  • Bereavement
Main Category of Services
  • Mental Health
  • Self-Harm
  • Support to those bereaved by suicide

Areas covered

  • Derry
  • Limavady
  • Strabane


Suicide Liaison Officer – Western Trust (Northern Sector)

  • Suicide Liaison Officer – Western Trust (Northern Sector)