Testimonial – Received from a colleague:

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2/2/20 Received from a colleague: I just received this in an email this morning and the person that sent it to me was happy that I share it. I think it signifies one of the main reasons we do what we do and how important it really is... I took part in the ASIST training you delivered earlier this year. I just wanted to email you bothto express my thanks and appreciation for taking the time to train us and equip us with invaluable skills. Yesterday afternoon I found myself in a situation where I had to use these skills unfortunately. I was walking across a bridge over the river, a bridge I walk across almost daily, to find a young woman on the other side of the railings in…
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The WELL Kilkeel

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Opened on May 10th-. One of our board members, Sarah Jane Campbell, has burned the midnight oil with An Ríocht colleagues to put the finishing touches to their new wellbeing hub know as The WELL. As a result of this work the WELL will operate as a satellite of Suicide Down to Zero in Mourne area and will receive the full support of our Board. The Well will open…..
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Systematic suicide prevention approach for school

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As a result of collaboration with Secondary Schools Union Northern Ireland and the findings of their survey we have developed a whole school approach to suicide prevention. This approach will involve providing suicide  awareness materials and training for teachers and other school staff for the 26 post primary schools in Newry Mourne and Down area.
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Our Anniversary

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on April 5th 2021 we marked the seventh anniversary since our charity was established. Since our formation, we have campaigned, trained and raised awareness about suicide and the potential to prevent it. We have responded to clear gaps in suicide prevention particularly in relation to published materials and media productions. This website has been relaunched to mark our anniversary.
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Local area second only to Belfast as highest areas for suicide deaths

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The recent release of the Registrar Generals report reveals that once again Newry Mourne & Down area ranks second in Northern Ireland for suicide deaths in 2017. Across Northern Ireland 305 deaths were recorded up from 298 from 2016. There is a reported 100 suicides in Belfast and 28 in  Newry Mourne & Down. Analysis of the overall figures confirm the common gender pattern that three times as many males to females ended their lives by suicide (234M :71F). The impact of the loss of a loved one to suicide is known only to those who have suffered that loss. Due to the stigma and taboo attached to suicide one Author commented that families were left with a "Special Scar". Recent research indicates that up to 135 people are significantly…
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Drumaness GAC

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Thank you to all who bought tickets for the Drumaness GAC Grand Draw - all 426 of as £852 was raised!! Special thanks to Kevin McGuinness and all the Committee, Sara & colleagues at PPR and McGraths Mace Annacloy.
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LAUNCH OF SUICIDE DOWN TO ZERO BOOKLET

LAUNCH OF SUICIDE DOWN TO ZERO BOOKLET

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Art of Conversation Monday July 3 saw the launch a new booklet which marks the start of a new public information campaign aiming at reducing the stigma that surrounds suicide. The booklet was launched at the Saint Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick by the locally based Suicide Down to Zero group. Spokesman Pat McGreevy said “We in Suicide Down to Zero believe that: – most, if not all, suicides are preventable; everyone can make a contribution to saving lives from suicide and that the goal and ambition in Northern Ireland should be zero suicide deaths. Indeed if t we do not strive for zero suicide deaths what is the acceptable number of suicide deaths we should expect. An `acceptable level of suicide` approach prompts question as to who then will survive…
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