The HSE’s National Counselling Service (NCS), is currently recruiting for the Eden Programme.
Eden is an educational programme with a therapeutic element for people over the age of 18 years who have attempted or contemplated suicide.
The aim of the programme is to provide a safe space where participants can explore their experiences, learn skills to help them monitor and manage their mental health and build a range of supports appropriate to their needs with the ultimate aim of moving away from suicide as an option of choice in times of crisis.
This programme runs one morning a week for 26 weeks and the next programmes will commence this month, January, 2023, with a maximum of 16 participants per location.
Participants need to self-refer to the programme and can do so by returning the application form by email to Antoinette.Hennessy@hse.ie or by posting it to the NCS, 58 Upper Newcastle Road, Galway.
- Clients who have a history of suicidality – have attempted or contemplated suicide
- Service available to all adults over 18yrs of age
- This is NOT an emergency service
Participants will be offered a screening following referral, which will lead to an interview to identify their needs and if additional supports are required, they will be put in place prior to the commencement of the programme.
For more on suicide prevention services please click HERE.