Suicide Prevention

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...

November webinar programme launched by Suicide or Survive

Suicide Or Survive - the Irish charity dedicated to providing services and supports aimed at suicide prevention in and breaking down the stigma associated with mental health - is running a full programme of helpful webinars this November. Take a look below at the details of...

Online maternal mental health symposium

An online maternal mental health symposium will be staged on Thursday, September 30. Brought  to you by the Saolta University Health Care Group and the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education, the event will run from 9am to 4pm. Presenters on the day will include Dr Lucy...

Free online training helps keep people safe from suicide

The 2021 World Suicide Prevention Day was held on Friday last, September 10. Geared at raising awareness around suicide prevention, the theme of this year's global event was Creating Hope Through Action. Learning more about how to support someone who is feeling suicidal is one of a...

Creating hope for World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

This Friday, September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). This global public health day aims to raise awareness and understanding about suicide prevention and mobilise local and international support for action. WSPD was first introduced by the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP). The IASP theme for 2021 is Creating...

UK suicide prevention summit takes place online

The UKs 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit will take place live on Saturday and Sunday September 11-12 and on an on-demand basis (recorded live sessions) thereafter until Sunday, October 10. Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the UK, and one of the world’s...

Free webinar explores suicide, its signs and available supports

The My Mind Centre for Wellbeing, in collaboration with Pieta, will host a free webinar this Thursday, June 17 called "Know Suicide, Know the Signs". This webinar has been designed to give some space to the topic of suicide to explore the issues around it and...

Three new HUGG peer support groups for people bereaved by suicide

In line with their aim to make peer support available to anyone bereaved by suicide, HUGG are delighted to announce that they are starting three new HUGG groups. These are HUGG Cork, HUGG YoungAdults and HUGG LGBTI+ . As with all of their groups, facilitators are...

National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide launched

Mary Butler TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, has officially launched the new HSE National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide. Developed by a working group consisting of individuals bereaved by suicide and HSE Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention, the guide will be the cornerstone of...

Suicide or Survive offer WRAP Level 1 programme online

Suicide or Survive are thrilled to be in a position to provide a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Level 1 programme online. Our dates below are filling up fast. We suggest booking soon to avoid disappointment. Dates: Session I: Tuesday 16th March Session II: Friday 19th March Session III: Tuesday 23rd...

New HUGG Galway group

HUGG is a suicide bereavement charity, which provides peer support groups and information to adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. The new HUGG Galway group is run by trained volunteers who themselves have been bereaved by suicide. The group meets every 2 weeks,...

New WRAP & Supporters Programme this February

Suicide or Survive in partnership with the Copeland Center are thrilled to be in a position to provide a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Level 1 programmes online. Our dates below are filling up fast. We suggest booking soon to avoid disappointment. Dates: Session I: Wednesday 17th February Session II: Wednesday...

Connecting for Life – suicide prevention action plan

As part of the Government’s Keep Well campaign, people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon are being urged to pay extra attention to their mental health this winter as they grapple with COVID-19’s impact on daily living.  “Winter is often a difficult time as we cope...

Bealach Nua employs four family peer supporters

Bealach Nua is a Family Peer Support Service available to anyone who has a family member attending the Adult Mental Health Services. It offers families of people with mental health difficulties an opportunity to meet with a family peer supporter who has lived experience of caring...