Dear Sir,

Depression and suicide is on the rise, and the after affects of several suicides in a short period has been felt by the community in Newton Aycliffe.

I have started a Facebook page with a group of like minded friends, where we are posting info on healthy habits to improve mental health, events that people can attend, some of which we will create ourselves and in the long run are looking to raise money to assist those in a state of desperation to get counselling within a couple of days, by paying for them to see someone privately.

We are wanting to raise awareness of our Facebook page and initiative to try and help as many people as possible.

The page is called ‘In This Together’ or our

Kind regards

Emma Hindmarch