SUICIDE OR SURVIVE

Choose SOS As Your Charity Partner

Caroline McGuigan

Work together to create real and lasting change

We see Charity Partnership as a vehicle by which both the organisation and the charity can benefit by working together to create real and lasting change.

At SOS we are passionate about living what we speak. It is our strong view that we cannot recommend a way of life or an attitude of change unless we are committed to that ourselves. With this in mind we encourage our charity partners to bring our programmes and services to their workplace in a tailor made way to significantly impact on wellbeing, reduce stigma and create an open culture around mental health. So your organisation will be impacted on two fronts. Firstly by changing the culture within your team you will reap the benefits of a more balanced, more focused and less stressed team. Secondly, as your company seeks to impact its community you will be able to fulfil many of your corporate social responsibility goals by contributing in a real way to mental health promotion, stigma reduction and suicide prevention nationally by raising funds which we will use to bring our programmes to communities all over Ireland.

Our Approach To Partnership

At Suicide or Survive we strive to create relationships with our partners based on transparency, open communication and honesty. We create equitable agreements and commit ourselves to acting with care and integrity. We honour those who fund us by providing high quality services and programmes that represent value for their investment. We strive for excellence in our governance to ensure that funds are used where they are most needed. We barter and bargain with our community partners and invest any funds saved to expand the number of people we can provide services to.

We are committed to supporting those who are working to build community through our partnership approach. We foster integration by bringing communities together to focus on mental health and wellbeing through our programmes. We emphasise the importance of supporting each other by modelling it in our own organisation and by reaching out to support and signpost where possible.

Fundraising

You can facilitate and encourage your staff to raise funds for Suicide or Survive in a wide range of ways and perhaps match the funds raised with a corporate donation. All funds raised are put towards running our programmes in communities throughout the country.

We have partnered with people from all over Ireland who have come up with creative and exciting ways of raising funds as well as doing so through more traditional methods. See our Fundraising page for ideas or come up with new ones of your own. You can also encourage your staff to take part in our annual fundraisers such as our Shankill Cycle, Golf Classic, World Suicide Prevention Day Luncheon, and National Tea Break.