Our programmes are targeted at our core client group of children and adolescents up to age 20 but are available to ANYONE who is in crisis or at-risk of suicide or self-harm. Our main service areas are shown below
We provide a comprehensive schools programme for teachers and students
We provide specialist websites and resources for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
We run public outreach events and seminars for parents, organisations and the public
Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has been working for over 10 years to provide free education and training services to schools and colleges around Ireland. According to the World Health Organisation's 2016 report suicide is the 2nd highest cause of death amongst young people across the World. Sadly Ireland is not spared from this problem which affects almost every community in the country.
In the European Union during 2015, according to Eurostat, there were approximately 56,000 reported deaths by suicide making it one of the leading causes of death. Males accounted for 43,000 of those deaths or 76%.
According to research by UNICEF published in 2017 Ireland has the fourth highest teen suicide rate in the EU/OECD region. The organisation's latest report card on well-being of young people found that Ireland's suicide rate amongst adolescents aged 15 to 19 was 10.3 per 100,000 population and ranks well above the national country average of 6.1 per 100,000.
Schools and teachers are so important to the development of personality, social skills and self-worth in a young person. The WHO states that among the six most important ways of reducing suicide rates is through School-based Interventions.
The Four Steps to Help Programme that we facilitate to schools has been running for 5 years now and in that time we have worked with around 120 schools across the country to provide a comprehensive resource for teachers and students.View Latest Annual Report and Audited Accounts
Click the categories below to get more information about each service and links to specific web pages
Texting 50015 is free of charge from any network and you can text this number even if you have no credit. This service is fully confidential and YSPI has no information on mobile numbers that use the FreeText service. The FreeText service is provided and supported by NeonSMS, Little Island, Cork.
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If you need help or support please visit our website ineedhelp.ie for information and contact numbers.
In case of an emergency
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