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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 €75 per participant for 1 day, which includes a facilitator, all programme materials, tea/ coffee and lunch. We are happy to discuss a reduction in the fee if cost is a difficulty for you. We receive funding for these programmes through our fantastic funders the National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Iris O’Brien Foundation and our own fundraisers, which allows us to deliver the programme at a significantly reduced cost.

The next supporters programme is taking place in The Life Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. On the 21st November 2019. To register for the programme please click here. The cost for this programme is €25

Next Programme – click below to send an email for more information

Suicide or Survive is delighted to be in a position to offer the below Supporters Programmes around the country.

To apply for a place on a Supporters Programme please contact Catherine on or 1890 577 577. Places are limited to 16 so early application is advisable.

If you don’t see dates or locations below that suit please register your interest below, to recieve updates about this programme, in your area.

Please read our cancellation policy below

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