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Competition Holder

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (Registered Charity 20070670) 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, County Kerry V93 N977, Ireland. Our email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our competition website is www.yspi.ie/lotterywww.yspi.ie/lottery

District Court Lottery Licence

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.

Prize Fund

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.

Race Results

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.

Prize Claims

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.

Competition Rules

The rules of the competition are as follows:

  1. All tickets are offered on the strict understanding that the organiser's interpretation of the rules is final and legally binding.
  2. Tickets cannot be sold to or by a person under 18 years of age.
  3. Tickets can ONLY be sold for their face value or in promotional groups:
    1. One Pick = €2.00
    2. Three Picks = €5.00
    3. Nine Picks (3 tickets) =  €10
  4. Any ticket may be declared void if stolen, misprinted, defaced, mutilated or is defective in any other way.
  5. You are deemed to agree to publicity if you claim the Jackpot prize. The winner agrees to the use of their names and images in any publicity material.
  6. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Irish data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  7. Tickets will expire 7 days after the close of the competition.
  8. Due to the nature of this type of competition it is entirely at the organisers’ discretion how the competition is organised.
  9. In all draws the results must be random and auditable.
  10. If a draw is cancelled before its due date all fully paid tickets will be rolled over to the next equivalent draw.
  11. The promoter, officers, trustees or employees of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  12. Closing date for entry will be set out on the ticket. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. 
  13. Tickets for a draw cannot be sold once the draw has started.
  14. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  15. No responsibility can be accepted for prize claims not received for whatever reason.
  16. The Organisers reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the Organisers’ control such as weather. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Organisers.
  17. The Organisers are not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  18. No alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  19. The organisers’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Irish law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Ireland.
  21. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    1. All errors and omissions are excepted.
    2. All rights are reserved.
    3. All trademarks are acknowledged.
Competition Rules version 3.02
Dated 26th January 2017
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:36

Full & part-time Sales Staff Required

Written by

Fotolia 44037348 S Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland are the only national youth-orientated suicide prevention charity.  We work with schools and colleges nationally providing face to face suicide prevention services to students.  In 2016 we visited 219 schools and worked with 14,000 students in class or one 2 one.  In 2017 we need more funds to visit more schools and work directly with more students.  YSPI - Saving Lives Through Education.

 We are currently recruiting a number of full-time and part-time sales staff to sell various products directly to the public, on the street, in shopping centres and door-to-door, as part of a team working for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland.

Part-time positions are flexible as to days worked so would suit students.  Hours are usually afternoons and evenings although it may be possible to work to work either 10am to 2pm or 4pm to 8pm depending on sales location.

What we offer:

  • An hourly wage of at least €10.00 per hour.
  • 10% Commission on ALL SALES on top of your basic wage with on-target earning potential of over €500 per week
  • 15% commission is paid for working Sundays and public holidays.
  • Full-time or part-time positions available.
  • Age 18+
  • Possibility of promotion to team supervisor or fundraising manager.
  • Flexible working days.
  • Salary & commission is paid weekly.
  • Working as part of a sales team.
  • A fun, positive and exciting team atmosphere where no two days are the same.
  • Travel to and from your working location is provided.
  • A charity supervisor on location with you at all times.
  • Full product and sales training with ongoing coaching and support
  • Independent sales opportunities are also available.  Please call us for a chat.
EXAMPLES
A part-time fundraiser working 3 days a week, 6 hours per day, would earn a basic salary of €180.00 per week which can be boosted to over €300 per week with our generous commission structure. A full-time fundraiser working 6 days per week, 6 hours per day would earn a basic salary of €360.00 per week which could be boosted to over €500.00 per week with commission. Our christmas sales team were earning around €15 per hour with basic and commission.
 
 

You can also apply by email with CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 021 242 7173.  You can also text us on 086 1800 383 and we will call you back.

 

Sunday, 25 September 2016 14:27

Section 28 Licence Granted

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YSPI successfully applied to Cork District Court on Friday 23 September 2016 for a Section 28 Licence for the promotion of a lottery.  The application was granted and YSPI can now promote our own lotteries and competitions around the country.

Anyone who is selling lottery tickets on behalf of YSPI must have a copy of the District Court Lottery Licence on their person as well as having a YSPI issued identification badge.

Competition Holder

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (Registered Charity 20070670) 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, County Kerry V93 N977, Ireland Our email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our competition website is www.balloonrace.iewww.balloonrace.ie.

District Court Lottery License

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.

Prize Fund

First Prize - €500.
Second Prize - €250 in Tesco vouchers.
Third Prize - €100 One4All card.
10 x €50 – Lucky Balloon Prizes.
Total prize fund for this competition will be a maximum of €1,350.

Race Results

You can view your balloon’s journey online by visiting http:// balloonrace.ie and entering your ticket number. The winning balloons will be shown on the website at the close of the race. Winning ticket holders who have supplied their contact details will be notified by email. Winning tickets will also be advertised in the Irish Times and on our website.

Prize Claims

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.

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.

Competition Rules

The rules of the competition are as follows:

  1. All tickets are offered on the strict understanding that the organiser's interpretation of the rules is final and legally binding.
  2. Tickets cannot be sold to or by a person under 18 years of age.
  3. Tickets can ONLY be sold for their face value or in promotional groups:
    1. One ticket is €3
    2. Two tickets can be purchased for €5
    3. Five tickets can be purchased for €10
  4. Any ticket may be declared void if stolen, misprinted, defaced, mutilated or is defective in any other way.
  5. You are deemed to agree to publicity if you claim 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize. The winners agree to the use of their names and images in any publicity material.
  6. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Irish data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  7. Tickets will expire 7 days after the close of the competition.
  8. Due to the nature of this type of competition it is entirely at the organisers’ discretion how the competition is organised.
  9. The organisers may opt to hold a live or virtual balloon race to ascertain the winners of the competition.
  10. In all cases the results must be random and auditable.
  11. If a race is cancelled before its due date all fully paid tickets will be rolled over to the next equivalent race and ticket holders notified where contact information has been provided.
  12. The promoter, officers, trustees or employees of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  13. Closing date for entry will be set out on the ticket. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  14. Tickets for a race cannot be sold once the race has started.
  15. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  16. The Organisers reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the Organisers’ control such as weather. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Organisers.
  17. The Organisers is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  18. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  19. The organisers’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Irish law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Ireland.
  21. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  22. All errors and omissions are excepted.
  23. All rights are reserved.
  24. All trademarks are acknowledged.
Competition Rules version 3.02
Dated 26th September 2016
Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:09

Our Child Protection Policy - Updated

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The Board of Trustees of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of our work and must be reflected in all of the charity’s policies, practices and activities.

Accordingly the Board of Management of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has agreed the following child protection policy:

  1. The Board of Management has adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools as part of this overall child protection policy.
  2. The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Mr Alan McKelvie
  3. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Mr Tony Philpott.

In its policies, practices and activities, Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland will adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and welfare:

The Charity will:

  • recognise that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations;
  • fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters
  • adopt safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect;
  • develop a practice of openness with students and encourage parental involvement in the awareness and prevention education of their children; and
  • fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters.

The charity will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adults we work with having special vulnerabilities.

In practice this will mean:

  1. schools or organisations where students are aged below 18 years of age must provide a teacher, teaching assistant or appropriately qualified person to supervise each class that our facilitators work with;
  2. if schools or organisations cannot provide class supervision we must be notified of this in advance so that we can provide a second team member to work with the facilitator;
  3. if our facilitators find themselves alone with students under 18 years of age they will either:
    1. immediately open the class door to allow viewing access, or;
    2. withdraw from the class until additional supervision arrives.
  4. all our facilitators and volunteers who visit schools or youth organisations must have cleared appropriate vetting procedures such as the Garda Vetting Process, or at a minimum be engaged in the process of achieving vetting clearance;
  5. in accordance with the principles of our awareness and prevention programmes, should a facilitator or volunteer come into possession of information regarding the welfare of a student, or be advised of information leading our representative to believe that a young person is at risk, they will immediately inform a member of the school staff, confidentially, of the information that may have come into their possession.
  6. 6.If a facilitator or other representative of the charity is made aware of, or sees for themselves, any action, activity or behaviour which might lead to damage or harm to the mental or physical well-being of a young person they will bring this matter to the immediate attention of the School Principal or an appropriate available manager or a HSE Social Worker and a member of An Garda Síochána.

The Board has ensured that, in relation to child protection, the necessary policies, protocols and practices as appropriate are in place in respect of all aspects of the charity’s life including the following:

  • Recruitment Procedures – Volunteers and Facilitators working with young people
  • The Code of Behaviour of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland
  • The Health and Safety Policy of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland
  • Work Experience programmes
  • Data Protection

This policy has been made available to all Charity volunteers and workers and is readily accessible to schools and parents through our website or by post on request. A copy of this policy will be made available to schools we work with as part of the School Visits Introductory Pack.

This policy will be reviewed by the Board of Management once a year.  The date of the next review will be in November 2016.

This policy was adopted by the Board of Management on 6th October 2012.

 

Review Process

17th November 2013

6th November 2014

20th November 2015

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the governing body.

◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in its annual report.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland considers the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when planning all fundraising activity.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has a policy on working with third party fundraisers (if applicable).
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has appointed a member of the governing body and/or a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its funding sources.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.
◊ Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

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Warning Signs

Warning signs may include but are not limited to:
Withdrawing from family and friends
Having difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly
Sleeping too much or too little
Feeling tired most of the time
Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight
Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
Talking about suicide or death
Self-destructive behaviour like drinking too much or abusing drugs
Losing interest in favourite things or activities
Giving away prized possessions
Mood swings
IMPORTANT
If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.

Helplines

The Samaritans116 123
Pieta House1800 247 247
Aware1890 30 33 02
ISPCC Childline1800 66 66 66
Teen-Line Ireland1800 83 36 34

Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
59 High Street
Killarney
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173
Email admin@yspi.eu