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

Card image cap
Schools Programme

We provide a comprehensive schools programme for teachers and students

Find out more
Card image cap
Raising Awareness

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

Find out more
Card image cap
Providing Information

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

Find out more
Card image cap
Crisis Services

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

Find out more

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 Annual Report and Audited Accounts

Search for Information

Click the categories below to get more information about each service and links to specific web pages


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.

For information on:

If you need help or support please visit our website ineedhelp.ie for information and contact numbers.

Visit ineedhelp.ie

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.
GardaĆ­ / 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

Please use this for to contact us. We will normally respond within 60 minutes during office hours. If you want a callback then please leave your mobile number.

You can also contact us on
   1800 828 030    admin@yspi.ie
Your message sent successfully to our team and they will be in touch with you asap.
Error, message sending failed , try after sometime.

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.

Subscribe to our Newsletter to
stay in touch with us.

You can get latest news and update to subscribe our newsletter...!