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Friday, 19 January 2018 15:39

Tax Relief on Corporate Donations

Under the Revenue Commissioners’ “Scheme of Tax Relief for Donations of Money or Designated Securities to ‘Eligible Charities’ and other ‘Approved Bodies’” (CHY2) Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has been an “Eligible Charity” since December 2010 and, as such, any corporate donations made to us over €250 would be subject to tax relief as if it were a trading expense.

Our donation scheme status can be confirmed at

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:10

Schools & College Awareness Packs

Schools & College Awareness Packs  €9,800

Every August we send out Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention packs to all 780 secondary schools and 130 third level colleges in the country for the start of the new academic year.

Materials can include a foreword or support letter. The packaging, materials and posters can all be branded with sponsor’s logo. The School and College Awareness packs are dispatched in late August just before the new academic year. Sponsors may wish to host the media launch.

  • 780 School Information Packs
  • 130 College Information Packs
  • 40,000 Self-Harm & Suicide Booklets
  • 5,000 Posters
Friday, 19 January 2018 15:08

National Booklet Distribution Programme

National Booklet Distribution Programme    €12,900

YSPI has arranged for a series of booklets to be authored by leading clinicians dealing with aspects of youth self-harm and suicide in Ireland. The first booklet is Youth Self-Harm and Suicide.

Youth Self-Harm and Suicide by Doctor Keith Holmes

Doctor Keith Holmes, Clinical Director of The Lucena Clinic, and one of Ireland’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists, has authored a suicide prevention handbook for parents, teachers and anyone who works or deals with young people. The 32 page A5 booklet provides an overview of youth self-harm and suicide in Ireland and the causes of these behaviours, including depression and substance abuse. The booklet also deals with cyber bullying, suicide clusters, warnings signs, and intervention techniques.

Printing and Distribution Plan

YSPI plans to print 30,000 copies of this booklet as a first print run. These booklets will packaged into Resource Packs of 50 booklets and sent to every college, library, Fire, Ambulance and Garda Station in the country as well as most GAA, Sports and youth clubs. The booklet, fully branded, will also be available, free of charge, through our website.

Print Run

Cost per booklet delivered

30,000 copies


Friday, 19 January 2018 15:07

Mobile Counselling Service

Mobile Counselling Service   €20,000

We would like to make our mobile resource centre available to schools as part of the Schools Programme, and provide a counsellor in attendance who could work with individual students in need of support while the facilitators work with the main student body.yspi mobile resource centre
We already work with a number of counsellors who are willing to attend schools with us at reduced rates if we can provide transport and support.

Access to this type of service would be totally unique in Ireland and is much needed by schools and students judging from the requests for counselling we receive on school visits.

We would initially cost this service at €20,000 per annum working on the basis of 1,000 counselling sessions at a reduced rate of €20.00 per session. This would allow us to offer between 4-6 sessions per school as well as provide emergency sessions to members of the public or at-risk young people during outreach and awareness events.

 Support of the costs would provide an opportunity to name the service as the “XYZ Company Mobile Counselling Service” or similar. Branding would also be possible on all YSPI counselling literature and leaflets distributed in regard to the service. There is also an opportunity for a media/press launch and associated publicity events.

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:03

Mobile Resource Centre

Mobile Resource Centre     €22,000

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We would like to have a small retail trailer unit which can be moved around the country, parked in schools, colleges and on local authority land and provide a base for information distribution, and local outreach events built around its arrival in a locality.

We would make our mobile resource centre available to schools as a mobile training facility and this would form part of the Schools Programme. This will provide us with the ability to access and support many more young people than we can at present.

The costs of the mobile resource centre will include fitting out and equipment. This is estimated at around €22,000. Sponsorship of the costs would provide an opportunity naming of the mobile resource centre as the “XYZ Company mobile resource centre” or similar Branding would also be possible on the body of the trailer unit as well as on all YSPI literature and leaflets distributed from the resource centre.

The running cost of the mobile Resource Centre are estimated at around €22,000 per annum

Friday, 19 January 2018 15:01

Schools Programme Literature Printing

Schools Programme Literature  €10,000

This is the literature given out in each school in our Programme to students and teachers. In 2017-18 we will be working with around 120 secondary schools across the country and reaching 24,000 students directly. We will also be providing around 5,000 packs of materials and resources for the teachers in each school.

Materials can be branded with sponsor’s logo and include a foreword or support letter. The materials are given directly to students in the age range 16-21 being transition, 5th and 6th years as well as 1st and 2nd year students in third level education.

 Printing includes:

  • 30,000 Student Booklets
  • 10,000 Teachers’ Handbooks
  • 1,000 Teachers’ Resource Books
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:58

Changes to Event Registration

There were a number of issues in 2017 with fraudulent or inappropriate use of YSPI fundraisisng materials.  PLEASE NOTE that registration for fundraising events is solely at our discretion and we can refuse or cancel registrations if necessary.


Monday, 20 November 2017 21:17

School Visit Bookings 2018

School Visit dates are still available for March & April 2018.  Please call Tony on 021 242 7173 / 01 485 3827 to discuss your school visit.
Friday, 02 June 2017 13:12

Effects of Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety is such a debilitating illness. No one realises what it's like to constantly feel anxious or to fear the simplest of tasks such as walking to the shop. It may seem completely irrational to anyone that doesn't have social anxiety or doesn't have an understanding of it. It is so difficult to explain how it feels to have panic attacks or to feel and get physically sick every time you leave the house.

The constant thoughts running through your head that you can't stop and most of the time you don't even realise what the thoughts are because they come & go so fast.

It's a constant struggle to do anything. It stops me from going to events that I really want to go to. It prevents me from enjoying myself when I do go to these events & it just feels horrible that a mental illness can have that effect on someone. People always say I understand or I'm here for you, but, you cannot understand it unless you have been through it yourself & to the people who say they are there. Prove it! Text me every now and again to see how I am doing, don't just say you will be there for me & then I don't hear from you unless you want something because if you aren't going to be there for me when I need you don't bother texting me at all. I can't deal with your drama and my own if your not willing to do the same for me! Most days I can't even leave the house because of my social anxiety so please if your going to be my friend then make the effort with me and if not just leave because it's too hard to have so called "friends" that only text you when they need you. I wish that all mental illnesses didn't exist and that I could do all the things I would love to do but, they do exist and I can't do something's. It's not because I don't want to, it's because my social anxiety won't let me.

I genuinely would not wish having mental health problems on my worst enemy because no one should have to suffer like this, it's just not right.

I am so greatful to the friends and family that have been there to support me, I wouldn't be the person I am today without them.

I am also greatful to all the mental health professionals that have helped and encouraged me to get better over the years. They really are amazing people who just need the funding to back their line of work so that they can help more people, but, our government would prefer to use the money assigned to the mental health facilities to pay the politician's that genuinely do not care about mental health as they or anyone they know has obviously never suffered like a lot of young people in Ireland do. It's not right that we can't get the support we need when we need it because our government has its priorities all wrong.
Monday, 27 February 2017 16:14

Ballincollig Prize Draw - 27 February 2017

A prize draw took place on Monday 27th February 2017 for the
BALLINCOLLIG Weekly Prize Draw
Draw Date 26 Feb 2017
NUMBERS DRAW   05, 12, 22, 31, 32
There was no winning ticket for the €5,000 prize so the following four (4) tickets numbers were drawn as €50.00 prize winners in accordance with the prize draw rules shown on the reverse of each ticket:
Total tickets in this draw: 107
Ticket holders of winning tickets can claim their prize up to 60 days from the date of the draw although exceptions can be made at the organisers' discretion.  Rules for this prize draw can be found at http://yspi.ie and on the reverese of the tickets.  E&OE.
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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
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.


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Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
59 High Street
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173