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Weʼre raising £500 to Remembering RIP Liv Pontin the legacy and education you leave on policing and mental health will last a life time

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Liv Pontin is one of the most honest, kind hearted people you could imagine you’d meet.

She used her own mental health struggles to support and educate police officers.

In March 2017 she was prevented from taking her life by a train driver what happened next would leave a lasting legacy on policing.

The policing community loved liv, her sense of humour and her ability to talk openly and honestly about her mental health struggles.

Liv used this moment in her life to make a positive difference and began helping police with mental health awareness work and talking about her own suicide bid to support others battling the same thoughts.

Liv was very open and honest about her battle with mental health she decided that March 27th 2017 was going to be the last day of her life.

She was saved by a stranger who offered hope at the time Liv said She had been unable to work because of her fragile state and ‘came to the conclusion that I had no future because if I couldn’t work I wasn’t useful to anyone’.

Liv hadn’t eaten and said she felt ‘drained and exhausted’ and ‘lost all fight’.

Liv used that experience to change policing perception of mental health and in the next 12 months Liv would secure a job as police staff helping raise awareness of mental health and providing a real support for victims.

Sadly this morning having known live personally we received the tragic news that the 7th May 2019 was to be known as the last day Liv was alive

This was the day she had chosen to end her life, and we’d like to offer her father and boyfriend our condolences.

They legacy and the impact Liv has offered policing will bring life long learning, her experiences and insights will never be forgotten

Liv we hope you rest in peace it was a pleasure knowing you, meeting you and exchanging chats.

It’s difficult putting the words to the page but thank you for everything you have brought to policing.

Please allow Liv’s close family and friends the respect they deserve at this difficult time.

RIP Liv

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 25, 2019

      You have always been in my thoughts after meeting and getting to know you during a hosptial admission. I'm deeply saddened by this, but I hope that the legacy of your work will continue.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 21, 2019

      RIP Liv. I didn't know you but your video about meeting the train driver who saved your life touched me greatly.

    • Tina Weaving

      Tina Weaving

      May 20, 2019

      Norpol FCR dress down day 💙

      £37.00

    • Catherine Parodi

      Catherine Parodi

      May 19, 2019

      Remembering Liv and wishing she knew just how much she meant to so many people.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

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      May 17, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 17, 2019

      What an inspirational lady, you must be so proud.

      £10.00

    • Bruce Hunter

      Bruce Hunter

      May 14, 2019

      Liv, you were a great support to a lot of people including me. I am heartbroken that you lost your fight. I miss your wise words and your counsel. Sleep tight sweetie xxx

      £5.00

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