A specialist mental health professional is being brought in following a series of tragic deaths at the Tamar Bridge. Video interview with Andy Rance here. “The bridge is famous for a lot of things – Brunel, wonderful engineering – but unfortunately it’s also famous for being that place that some people have chosen to end their life.” Andy Rance has had enough of seeing people end their lives falling from the Tamar Bridge. He has been a youth worker at the Livewire Youth Project – which is based at the foot of the bridge – for more than 30 years. Three people have died falling from the bridge in under a year. A 21-year-old man lost his life in February in a tragedy that followed the deaths of 38-year-old father Trystan Bryant and a 22-year-old woman, who has not been publicly named. Now Livewire has just been granted funding from Global, Make Some Noise, to recruit a part-time Mental Health Youth Worker in a bid to put a stop to the tragedies. The new worker will operate at the centre from around April or May and will hold sessions for young people struggling with their mental health. Andy said: “The mental health worker will…

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