Meeting with Papyrus

The Heera Foundation (Pavandeep Johal -Chair of The Heera Foundation and Dayton Bisla - Lead Networking and Research) met with the Chief Executive Ged Flynn and Sarah Blackie Head of Operations of Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) on Friday 26th January 2018. The meeting took place at Papyrus’ head office in Warrington, Manchester.

As part of our mission, The Heera Foundation wishes to network with key established organisations such as Papyrus to raise awareness of suicide prevention. We wish to bring their in-depth research and knowledge into our community in order to break down any barriers that we have in relation to the stigma associated with suicide. It is time to talk openly about mental health and suicide.

Papyrus’ strategy around prevention, intervention and deepening knowledge of suicide is research based and commendable. Papyrus itself was founded in 1997 by Jean Kerr as a result of losing her son to suicide. Other families affected by suicide began to join Papyrus as they too believed that something positive could come out of their own tragedies.

Papyrus is reaching out to to all communities to share their expertise and knowledge and they have welcomed the opportunity to raise awareness and discuss aspects of their work around suicide at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick on 25th February 2018. They have an active HOPElineUK 0800 0684141.

For further details relating to Papyrus and the work that they undertake, please feel free to check out their website: