The Charity’s objects (‘the Objects’) are to bring the number of people who die by suicide in Down District to zero by: (a) creating greater awareness of the causes of suicide to ensure that warning signs of suicide are acted upon; (b) influencing policy and delivery in the field of suicide prevention, particularly with regard to the provision of prevention, intervention and support services in the area of benefit; (c) engaging with, promoting co-operation among, and establishing strategic partnerships between groups, organisations and agencies in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.

Charity no. 102155  Date registered. 05/05/2015

Public benefits
The public benefits that flow from this purpose are:- (a) (i) Enhanced awareness of the causes of suicide; (ii) increased capacity to identify warning signs of suicide and greater knowledge and understanding of the range of support services available; (iii) access to relevant and accurate information. (b) (i) Access to holistic care; (ii) improved self care strategies and self help strategies; (iii) reduced levels of stress, anxiety and suffering. (c) Increased efficiency and effectiveness of community and voluntary organisations, resulting in enhanced outcomes and service delivery and consequently an improved quality of life for those who benefit from the work of these organisations. The beneficiaries are the general public and organisations in the community and voluntary sector. These benefits can be evidenced through feedback from the beneficiaries, evaluations of the work and impact of Suicide Down to Zero and of other community and voluntary sector organisations operating in County Down that are involved in suicide prevention and intervention, and the findings of community health surveys. No harm or private benefit arises from these purposes.

What the organisation does
Creates greater awareness of the causes of suicide to ensure that warning signs of suicide are acted upon; Influences policy and delivery in the field of suicide prevention, particularly with regard to the provision of prevention, intervention and support services in the area of benefit; Engages with, promotes co-operation among, and establishes strategic partnerships between groups, organisations and agencies in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.