Samaritains present This Was Your Life - raising awareness of the impact of suicide

The effects of suicide on families, and their significant others, is highlighted in ‘This Was Your Life’, a play which is being staged across the Northern Trust Area. 

Performed by the Samaritans and funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA), the play is based on the TV series ‘This is Your Life’ and explores the feeling of those left behind after a woman takes her own life.

The performance, which is free of charge, will be performed by Samaritan volunteers (Belfast branch),

Cushendall Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall on Monday 14 May at 8pm.

The performance is ideal for families and friends affected by suicide, also or family support workers, befrienders, youth workers, church leaders, sports mentors, community groups, trainees and staff in medical/care professions as well an interested members of the public including teenagers.

Alan Heron from Belfast Samaritans said: “The play will highlight the ripple effect of suicide on family, friends and loved ones. It is intense and thought provoking and it will also highlight the unique 24:7 service that Samaritans and other key services provide for all our community, including the ability of highly trained volunteers to provide non-judgmental listening in a fully confidential environment to anyone in emotional distress.”

The road show is being funded by North Antrim Community Network under the Public Health Agency’s Promoting Positive Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme.

For further information and to register your attendance please contact: Amanda Pollock, Suicide Prevention Development Worker, NACN & CRUN, on 028 2177 2100 or amanda@nacn.org