Launch of the first Irish suicide bereavement survey

Launch of the first Irish suicide bereavement survey

On Tuesday, October 5, the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey.

This first-of-its-kind study aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland.

The survey is open to adults in Ireland who have been bereaved by suicide (such as family and friends) as well as the wider circle of people who may have been affected by the death (such as emergency service staff, health professionals caring for the person, first responders to the death, neighbours or other members of the community who may have had contact with the person who died by suicide).

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide, we are asking you to share your experiences by completing this anonymous survey.

If you are interested in participating, click here: www.hugg.ie/suicide-bereavement-survey

On this webpage, you can find out more about the survey and view a detailed participant information leaflet.

You can follow updates on the research via the following twitter accounts @NSRFIreland and @HUGGIreland or via the survey hashtag: #SuicideAfterWords

See also: You are not alone: Support for people who have been bereaved by suicide

Launched earlier this year by the HSE, this guide was developed to offer support and reassurance to those grieving the death by suicide of someone.

Details of local suicide prevention supports and services are available HERE.