HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The Jacob Abraham Foundation was set up after the death of our son in October 2015; Jacob was aged 24 and took his own life through suicide. His death deeply shocked our family and the local community raising questions about the complexities of mental health in young people particularly as Jacob presented as happy go lucky young man who was popular, funny, athletic, handsome and with a family who loved him dearly.
We decided to set up a foundation in Jacobs memory to help other young people suffering from anxiety, depression and over whelming feelings of despair. We aim to raise awareness in mental health and in doing so reduce the stigma, and encourage open conversations about mental health. We would like to ensure that young people know who to speak to about their concerns, which could prevent them feeling that suicide is their only option.
We provide 1-2-1 counselling for anybody who is experiencing suicide thoughts, ideations or have made attempts.
We educate communities on the issues surrounding suicide, including leaflets, posters and signposting.
We provide free Suicide Brief Intervention Training, in association with NewLink Wales and Comic Relief.
We provide workshops in education settings for young people under the age of 18.
We provide support for anyone who has been affected by suicide. We offer immediate support, advice and monthly support groups.