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The decision to start the JNF came after founder and mother Laura Nolan lost her son to suicide. Having experienced first hand such a tragedy she wanted to find new and better ways to support others in Scotland who might be struggling with thoughts of suicide and those who are affected by suicide.
Laura also found that after Josh’s death there was little support through established channels for people like herself bereft by suicide. Then discovering that after waiting almost 18 months to meet with a counsellor that they were unable to help as they did not have the right training to support her. Laura struggled with the trauma of losing her son and the depression that followed and wanted to turn that into something that would be a legacy for Josh. In finding the right kind of support for herself and discovering the true cost of accessing this support Laura decided to start the Joshua Nolan Foundation, in others who need help may be taken care of by a trauma trained therapist or counsellor.