Suicide Prevention

Programme for people who have attempted or contemplated suicide

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...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Click here to Download the National Office for Suicide Prevention Bulletin   For information on World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September) from the @IASPInfo, visit www.iasp.info/wspd2020. More on Suicide Prevention HERE More on Mental Health HERE...

Launch of NOSP 2016 Annual Report

Ireland’s suicide rate has stabilised since the recession and provisional data suggests a decreasing trend, according to the latest report by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP). The HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report for 2016 and the National Suicide Research Foundation’s...

Irish Men’s Sheds launches new men’s health website

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA) today marked the official launch of a new dedicated men’s health website, malehealth.ie. Malehealth.ie aims to set men of all ages on the road to better health by signposting them to a wide range of health information and resources from...

One in 10,000 Irish teenagers will die by suicide, says Unicef

One in 10,000 Irish teenagers will die by suicide, says Unicef Ireland’s teenage suicide rate is fourth-highest among high-income countries Girls actually attempt suicide about twice as often as boys, though generally the methods chosen are less lethal. Ireland’s teenage suicide rate is the fourth-highest among high-income countries,...

‘Every Irish family has a mental health problem’

Self-harm, anxiety and trauma have all increased in recent years, says Prof Jim Lucey Jim Lucey isn’t happy with where he’s sitting. We’re in a hotel on the quays, about to start the interview. He’s perched on a sofa in the foyer, at right angles to...

Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue

"Let them know you're there for them"   ALMOST HALF OF people in Ireland under the age of 35 would conceal that they had a mental health difficulty to friends and family, according to new research released by See Change. The report comes ahead of See Change’s Green...

Pieta House launches Resilience Academy schools programme

RTE’s Bryan Dobson and Eoghan McDermott - along with Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee - today launched a new school resilience programme developed by Pieta House. The aim of the six-week Pieta House Resilience Academy is to equip Second Year...

#TeenMentalHealth Report: Nearly 75% of teens worry about body shape

In a special report, Irish Examiner journalists looks at teen mental health. A special Irish Examiner / ReachOut Ireland teen mental health survey was designed to capture the views of teenagers in Ireland in relation to youth mental health and the issues that affect them. A body of...