Recently our Chair, Pat McGreevy met with Joan Davis Chief Executive of Family Mediation. The aim of the meeting was to explore ways the two charities could work closer together. Three times as many men as women die by suicide here and in many other places. One of the key factors known to contribute to
The Board are delighted to welcome two new members: Billy Fyffe and Martina Clendenning. Billy is a youth worker with the Church of Ireland's Lecale Area Ministry Partnership. He brings his creative abilities to all of his activities. Martina has a background in years years child care and currently works in a local primary school
The Board members extend their heartiest congratulation to Catherine McKeown, the charity's Development Worker who has just qualified as a Counsellor. Raising a family, working, and studying at the same time is quite a balancing act but Catherine managed to pull it off. Well done, Catherine!
...recognised as best practice by the United States Suicide Prevention Resource Centre. Two of the training programmes we provide safeTALK and ASIST have recently been recognized as best practice. Our next ASIST workshop takes place in South Eastern Regional College September 25/26 2023. There are still some places available. To bool a place please email
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day our charity are hosting a special event in the Long Gallery at Stormont. The event will focus on the phenomenon of suicide and particularly amongst neurodiverse populations. The speakers are Darran McQuoid, Suicide Down to Zero; Julia McKeever, Autism Hive; and Jude Morrow,an Autistic Keynote Storyteller. The speeches will
Saint Patricks High School Downpatrick has taken a comprehensive approach to suicide skills training. At end of August sixty teachers were trained in the suicide alertness programme safeTalk.A further thirty staff including classroom assistants and support staff will be trained in safeTALK in October. Earlier in the year all the pastoral care/year heads were trained