The Patrol Team was founded by Suicide Prevention Bristol in 2018 and have received advanced training in suicide prevention.
The Patrol Team are volunteers who believe that people deserve care and compassion in their time of need. Those needs could be as a result of homelessness, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, intoxication, drug abuse, assault or any other issue which has caused personal distress or the potential for physical harm.
We strive to help prevent suicide and we are aware that the above mentioned needs along with others can be a contributing factors to a person finding themselves having suicidal thoughts. This is the reason we feel it is important for us to reach out to those in a range of environments and situations, to ensure they feel supported.
- 72% of people who complete suicide have not been in contact with any mental health services in the year before death. -