Our Programmes

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

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Schools Programme

We provide a comprehensive schools programme for teachers and students

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Raising Awareness

We provide specialist websites and resources for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

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Providing Information

We run public outreach events and seminars for parents, organisations and the public

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Crisis Services

We provide crisis information and FreeText services and immediate access to counselling

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About Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

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 2017 Audited Accounts

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HELP AND ASSISTANCE

If you are concerned about yourself, friends or family get immediate support and information 24/7
FreeText HELP to 50015

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.

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IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
In case of an emergency

  • contact your GP or out of hours service.
  • take the person to your local hospital or A&E department
  • seek crisis counselling through the IACP

Always call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk.
Gardaí / Ambulance / Fire call 999 or 112

Make a Donation

   

You can use the donation form below to donate towards our Schools Programme 2019.

We use Stripe as our payment processor so your credit card details are NEVER accessible to us.

Contact Us

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You can also contact us on
   1800 828 030    admin@yspi.ie
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For full terms and conditions including our privacy policy click HERE.  Our charity registration is 20070670 and can be verified with the Irish Charity Regulator  We are a tax-exempt charitable trust approved by the Irish Revenue Commissioners under charity number CHY18438 and the charity is also an approved body under the Charities Donation Scheme. Our registered office details are: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry V93 N977. Our contact details are   1800 828 030      admin@yspi.ie.  Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

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About Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland was founded in 2007 as there were no national charities focusing specifically on the problems and issues of youth suicide and self-harm in Ireland.

We have never received a euro in public money in all the time we have been working for the young people of Ireland. All our funding comes from personal supporters so we understand the trust they put in us because we know if we don't live up to that trust there will be no state agency there to bail us out. It costs us just 11c per €1 to run the charity so 89c or 89% of funds we receive are available to fund lifesaving programmes like the Four Steps to Help for Schools.

Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers and receive no salary or compensation of any kind for their time and service. Our Trustees are entirely independent and they are not related to each other in any way. Our Trustees do not have charity credit cards or any kind of direct access to charity funds but they have total access 24/7 to the charity's financial records and books so they can assure themselves that your donations are being spent properly.

  • Our Trustees, Chief Executive and administrators are not paid for their time or service.
  • The charity has no mortgages or major outstanding debts.
  • The charity always tries to keep cash reserves of 10% of annual income in case of emergencies.
  • The charity has only two staff, both are trained facilitators who provide the National School Visits Programme around the country. They get paid around €25,000 per year each.
  • The charity also pays for a certified accountant to keep our accounts, and separate independent auditors to check our accounts are complete and accurate.
  • To download a copy of your latest Financial statements please click HERE

Our charity registration is 20070670 and can be verified with the Irish Charity Regulator  We are a tax-exempt charitable trust approved by the Irish Revenue Commissioners under charity number CHY18438 and the charity is also an approved body under the Charities Donation Scheme.

Our registered office details are: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry V93 N977.
Our contact details are   1800 828 030      admin@yspi.ie.  Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.