Joy Hibbins runs a Suicide Crisis Centre in Gloucestershire. She is an Oxford University graduate who experienced suicidal crisis in 2012. Unable to find the kind of help she needed, she set up a centre to provide a different type of care from that which was currently available.
In 2016 Joy was invited to give oral evidence about the Suicide Crisis Centre to the Parliamentary Health Select Committee. She was also asked by the Government’s adviser on suicide to present to the national advisory group which he chairs.
She recently received a letter from 10 Downing Street, thanking Suicide Crisis for their “excellent work” and describing the Crisis Centre as an example of “best practice”. Shadow Ministers from the Labour party and Lib Dems have been equally supportive.