|Wednesday 19th||House to house booklet distribution by local volunteers|
|Thursday 20th||Talks to local schools by our Education Facilitators|
|Friday 21st||Outreach Day in Towncentre Shopping CentrePremium Sponsor information on popups and handouts|
|Saturday 22nd||Street booklet distribution by local volunteersSponsor information included with the booklets|
This competition is promoted by Alan McKelvie on behalf of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland under a Section 28 Lottery Licence granted by Cork District Court on 23 September 2016. The maximum permissible prize fund is €20,000 per week. All proceeds of this competition will be used by the charity to help fund our charitable objectives.
There is a €5,000 Jackpot Prize per weekly draw. If there is no winner of the jackpot in any given week then valid tickets from that draw will be placed in a draw for four (4) consolation prizes of €50.00 Total prize fund for this competition will be a maximum of €5.000 in any week.
You can view the draw results on our website at http://yspi.ie/lottery. Lucky numbers are drawn each Monday morning and the winning numbers posted on our website before 5pm. If there is no jackpot winner then the winning ticket numbers for the €50.00 prizes will be shown. Winning ticket holders who have supplied their contact details will be notified by email.
Prizes may be claimed at claimants’ risk by completing the claims section on the ticket and sending the winning ticket, showing the winning ticket number on the front face, to:
Prize Fund Claims, Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 59 High Street, Killarney, County Kerry V93 N977.
You are advised to scan or photocopy your ticket before sending it to us. Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the end of the competition or date of winner notification, whichever is later. Valid claims will be settled by cheque within 14 days.
The rules of the competition are as follows:
The Say the 'S' Word Campaign focuses on the reluctance of many adults, and some young people, to discuss suicide or even mentioned the dreaded 'S' word.
It is vital to realise that TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN!
So we have commissioned a comic strip to stimulate discussion and engage adults and young people in being open to talking about 'S'uicide.
Young people need to know and understand that they can turn to their parents or other trusted adult in their life and talk about the issues facing them without fear of rejection or reluctance to discuss a particular subject. Often this process can begin by taking a simple step like saying the 'S' word: Suicide.
Students Against Suicide is our National Awareness and Solidarity Campaign for 2017.
Students from across the country contact us daily asking why more isn't being done about youth suicide specifically. YSPI's Schools Programme will reach around 24,000 students in schools and colleges across the country this year but we don't receive a cent from the government. We want 2017 to be our year of awareness, our year of solidarity with the families, friends and fellow students of those young people who have died by suicide.
Our campaign is focussed on:
Students of Ireland, we have power, let's use it in 2017.
As part of our strategic review in 2015 we identified County Kerry as an area which has unusually high risk indicators for youth self-harm and suicide. As a result we are opening an Education Resource Centre in High Street, Killarney which will provide specialist mental health awareness and recognition training for primary and secondary teachers from the county’s schools. The centre will also be organising workshops around Kerry for parents and anyone who would like to find out more about mental health awareness and particularly youth suicide prevention. The centre will also provide drop-in facilities and a counselling referral service for parents concerned about their children’s behaviour.
Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland is already working with secondary schools in County Kerry to raise awareness of the youth suicide crisis in Ireland and provide suicide prevention workshops for students through our Integrated School Visits Programme. The programme has been running since 2012. We visited around 130 secondary schools and provided classroom based awareness and prevention training face to face with about 18,000 students in 2015. So far in 2016 we have 146 new schools in our programme and we are heading for over 24,000 face to face student sessions.
Due to the increased levels of mental health awareness among students we have been repeatedly asked about providing a free youth crisis counselling service, either online or face to face, for students from Kerry schools who want to talk to a qualified counsellor. Most schools are unable to provide crisis counselling of this type for their students so we want to offer this free service from the Kerry Education Resource Centre as part of our programme here in the county. All our counsellors are fully trained, registered and Garda vetted.
YSPI don’t receive any state funding and we rely on the generosity of the public and businesses to support our work. It will cost us about €6,000 to fund the Kerry Education Resource Centre for 12 months. This includes rent, rates and utilities. The Kerry Education Resource Centre will be staffed by volunteers but the Centre will also provide a base for our highly trained Educational Facilitators as well as counsellors.
There are just so many young people in crisis at the moment so we are looking for support from local businesses to sponsor our Resource Centre for County Kerry. If 25 local Kerry businesses could make a donation of just €250, which would also qualify for tax relief, we would be fully funded and running before Christmas; and unfortunately Christmas is one of our busiest times of the year.
Please help us to continue to provide these vital service to students, teachers and parents in Kerry by donating even a small amount. Big or small, every donation is special to us and we will ensure that your local schools are aware of your support for the Kerry Education Resource Centre. All sponsors will receive a Donation Receipt for tax purposes.