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PACE - National Suicide Prevention LGBT Project Update

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PACE launched its national review of mental health support for LGBT people on August 17th 2009. Commissioned by the National Mental Health Development Unit at the Department of Health - the research will examine what is currently being done to promote better mental health for LGBT people in England.

How you can help:

PACE wants to hear from LGBT people - from all over the country - who have personal experience of struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings and are willing to share their views about what has helped them and/or what could be done to help further.

Please help us, to help others by sharing your experiences, views or opinions about support for suicidal thoughts and feelings

Anyone who is willing to share their experiences of support services can complete the form in a few minutes by clicking on the following link:

Click here to complete the User Suicide Prevention Survey (Link opens in a new window)

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project or find out ways in which you can support the project should contact Tim Franks: Email: or Phone: 020 7700 1323

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings and need someone to talk to right now - you can email: (anytime) or call: 08457 90 90 90 (24hs a day). Samaritans website:

PACE – National LGBT Suicide Prevention Research Project  - Volunteers Needed

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PACE has been commissioned by the Department of Health to carry out national research into suicide prevention for LGBT people.

We are trying to discover:
  • How well mainstream mental health services target suicide prevention work for LGBT people.
  • What services are available for LGBT people - both online and in the community.
  • What has helped LGBT people when they have been feeling suicidal.
 'We hope to change the way that support is offered to LGBT people in distress'

We need a team of voluntary researchers to give some time over the next two months (August & September) to:
  • Contact agencies and send out questionnaires
  • Do web based searches and record results
  • Enter data from questionnaires
Training will be given and all out of pocket expenses will be re-paid.  For more information or to volunteer contact Tim Franks by:  Email: or Phone: 020 7700 1323