Mayor supports suicide prevention charity

Picture: JOCA – Sue Topham, Justin Burgess, Deputy Mayor cllr Barbara Fitzsimon, Mayor cllr Peter Hebden and Chris Bowden

Welwyn-based mental health charity JOCA has been chosen by new Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Cllr Peter Hebden, as his charity for the year.

Suicide is the single largest cause of death among young men in the UK, and rising. JOCA – which stands for Just One Click Away – was founded by Welwyn Rugby Club members following the tragic loss of lives at the club through suicide.

Friends and colleagues at the club wanted to do something positive in the wake of such tragic circumstances and started JOCA to give those around them support and a friendly ear in times of need.

JOCA is a welfare committee dedicated to promoting and ensuring pastoral care and general wellbeing for all members of their club.

The charity now has a support team on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the following email address or by using the form on its website.

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