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  • 10th September, 2018
  • Alice
  • News

SOS Shankill 120 Cycle

We’re thrilled to let you know that the 4th annual SOS Shankill 120 was a massive success.

The annual cycle to raise awareness for mental health & suicide prevention took place on 26th May this year.  Sponsored yet again by our fabulous friends & neighbours Brady’s of Shankill, it was bigger & better than ever, with 210 cyclists registering to take part in either the 120km cycle from Brady’s Shankill to Arklow & back or the 60km cycle to Kilpeddar & back.

It was such a joy to see so many likeminded people come together to join in the journey of stigma reduction & suicide prevention.  It has truly become a stand out event working for change in our society.

To each & everyone who cycled, sponsored, partnered with us, or volunteered on the day, massive thank you.  Because of your belief in what we do & your continued support we raised a phenomenal € 14,205.75 together!!! What an amazing achievement.

This money will go towards providing our life-changing, empowering programmes throughout the country.

A big thank you to all our sponsors, without you we couldn’t have had our beautiful SOS Shankill 120 cycling jersey’s.
To Brady’s of Shankill, SKY Ireland, Centra Shankill, Galvin Office Supplies, Supreme Altitude, Studio One, HUPHUP and The Right Mind. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Together we can do incredible things.

Sky Ireland awarded Ibec’s KeepWell Mark

“We believe we need to look after the wellbeing of our employees.”
Sky Ireland’s Neal O’Rourke speaks about Ibec’s KeepWell Mark

 

 

Neal O’Rourke, Finance Director of Sky Ireland, is well aware of the value of Ibec’s KeepWell Mark to the company, but also how important mental health initiatives are to employee wellness generally. Here he speaks about partnering with Suicide or Survive to train their staff and run workshops on mental health and also the positive feedback received from employees around the KeepWell Mark.

 

Watch the video here

  • 8th August, 2018
  • Alice
  • News

The annual Easter Sunday 50KM Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle

We are delighted that we get to continue our important mental health and suicide prevention work in Co. Waterford thanks to Cllr Liam Brazil’s recent 50KM cycle & the fundraising efforts of the local community. We are so grateful for your support. Together we can make a difference.

The annual Easter Sunday 50KM Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle saw over 300 participants cycle from Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien, through the scenic areas of mid County Waterford including the Copper Coast, and back again. It was organised by Cllr Liam Brazil who recently presented the €8,000 proceeds to Suicide or Survive to help fund our pioneering work in Co. Waterford.

 

See the full article here

  • 21st May, 2018
  • jacqui sos
  • News

HSE Health Service Excellence Awards

Over 300 projects from all over the country entered the 2017 Health Service Excellence Awards, which are open to all staff working in the publicly funded health system. Our partners for the Eden Programme in the West of Ireland (the NCS and Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention) nominated Eden for an award and we are delighted to announce that we were invited along with a very small number of other projects to present a poster at the HSE Excellence Awards Showcase in Sligo on the 1st of May

See the poster here

  • 11th May, 2018
  • jacqui sos
  • News

Nutgrove Fire Station Open Day raises €5,600 for SOS!

The open day at Nutgrove Fire Station on 28th April was a fantastic success, raising over €5,600 for SOS!

Read all about it in this article in the Echo…

  • 24th April, 2018
  • jacqui sos
  • News

Join #TEAMSOS for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on June 3rd

The SOS Ladies are taking on the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on June 3rd, and we want you on our team!

To get started, follow this link and join our Everyday Hero team page: https://tinyurl.com/VHIWMMTeamSOS

Everyday Hero is a really excellent way for you to raise funds online by sharing your profile on social media, and sending the link to your friends and contacts.

Setting up your profile couldn’t be simpler, but if you have any questions or need any help, you can call Mel or Jacqui on 01 2722158 and We’ll talk you through it.

You can join our team right away, and then register for the marathon at https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/ any time before May 18th.

This year, we’re delighted to have ultra marathon runner Gary Seery guiding us through a training plan and answering all of our fitness & training related questions in a live Q&A session each Wednesday at 8pm on Facebook.

See the Week 1 Q&A here, and Week 2 here.

  • 24th April, 2018
  • jacqui sos
  • News

SOS Shankill 120 charity cycle – May 26th

We are delighted  to be holding our 4th Annual SOS Shankill Cycle sponsored by our good friends Brady’s of Shankill on Saturday, 26th May, 2018.

As with previous years we have again two routes to choose from:

120 KM from Brady’s Pub Shankill to the Sports & Leisure Centre Arklow, Co Wicklow & return

Or

60 KM from Brady’s Pub Shankill to the Grove Bar Kilpeddar, Co Wicklow & return

Registration for the 120KM route begins at 9am, setting off at 10am

Registration for the 60KM route begins at 10am, setting off at 11am

All cyclists will receive:

  • SOS Branded Cycling Jersey
  • Complimentary breakfast before the race (Thanks to Brady’s of Shankill) 
  • Complimentary refreshments and snacks at the halfway stop-off to re-fuel for the return cycle on both routes.  (Thanks to Grove Bar Kilpeddar & Arklow Sports & Leisure Centre) 
  • Complimentary BBQ and a drink of their choice on return (Thanks to Brady’s of Shankill) 

Don’t delay! Sign up here: www.tinyurl.com/SOScycle

 

  • 6th April, 2018
  • jacqui sos
  • News

Dublin Fire Brigade Open Day 28th April

The fantastic Dublin Fire Brigade do it again!!! Save the date!

Nutgrove Fire Station, Rathfarnham open day in aid of Suicide or Survive on Saturday 28th April from 1 – 4pm.
Wonderful opportunity to have a tour of the fire station, see the fire engines up close and chat to the firemen and firewomen!
Lots of fun for all the family and plenty to keep the kids entertained, with face painters, balloon modeller, DJ, tea & coffee & treats
A great chance to meet your local fire brigade, and a fantastic community day out.

  • 5th January, 2018
  • jacqui sos
  • News

Wellness Workshop Mulhuddart February 15th

We are thrilled to announce our first community Wellness Workshop for 2018 will take place in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 on Thursday 15th of February. This workshop has been made possible due to the incredible support of our charity partner HMSHost and their incredibly generous customers!

A Wellness Workshop is a day for you to take time out and learn a wide range of simple practical and effective tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness. These one-day workshops aim to help you understand and take charge of your own mental health. The workshop is for anyone and everyone as we all have mental health!

Workshops are informal and relaxed. They are facilitated by people with both lived life experience of mental health difficulties, and people with experience of working in various mental health arenas. The day runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and includes regular refreshments and a light lunch. A comprehensive Wellness Workbook to support you in maintaining your daily wellness is also included and this workshop.
To book your fully funded place please click here:  or phone 01 2722158 or 1890 577 577

 

Supporters Programme, Shankill, 3rd, 10th & 17th February

Our next Dublin Supporters Programme will be taking place in Stonebridge Community Facility, Shankill on the 3rd 10th & 17th of February. THE FEEDBACK TO DATE HAS BEEN EXCELLENT!!!

If you’re supporting a friend, colleague, family or community member who is struggling with their mental health, then this programme will teach you practical skills that you 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.

The programme is being offered at a cost of €75 per participant for the 2.5 days, which includes 2 facilitators on each day, 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.

To apply for a place on the Supporters Programme please contact Noeleen on noeleen@suicideorsurvive.ie or 1890 577 577. Places are limited to 16 so early application is advisable.
See our video about this programme
Please share this with anyone you know who would benefit from this programme.

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