Supporters Programme


What is the Supporters Programme?

This programme teaches supporters practical skills they can use to support others, it gives information on what supports are available and how they can be accessed and teaches practical ways of looking after your own mental health.

Why The Supporters Programme

Suicide or Survive recognises and understands that supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health can be challenging. For this reason we have developed a new and innovative programme for people supporting family members, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, people in their community and others who are struggling with their mental health. It is the first of its kind in Ireland.

Attending The Supporters Programme

The programme is being offered at a cost of €25 per participant for an eight hour online programme which runs over 2 – 3 sessions on consecutive weeks.  This cost includes two facilitators for each session and all programme materials. We are able to provide the programme at a significantly reduced cost due to funding received from the National Office for Suicide Prevention and the amazing people all over the country who fundraise for us. If the cost is a difficulty for you we are happy to discuss a reduction to enable you to participate.

To apply, please download the application form and send to


Supporters Programme Information

The Supporters Programme is in line with Strategic Goals 1 and 3 of Connecting for Life: Goal 1: To improve the nation’sConnecting For Life understanding of, and attitudes to, suicidal behaviour, mental health and wellbeing; Goal 3: To target approaches to reduce suicidal behaviour and improve mental health among priority groups. This programme is run to the highest standards of practice and service delivery and is underpinned by an evaluation framework as required by ‘Connecting for Life’.

For Information on the National Suicide Prevention Strategy of Ireland click on the Connecting for Life Logo