Our mission is to create and deliver innovative approaches that educate, inform and inspire people to cultivate good mental health and reduce stigma leading to less death by suicide. We have a vision of a world where everyone is empowered to look after their own mental health
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. We believe that it will take all of us to change society and in particular its attitude to mental health. Everything we do at Suicide or Survive we do in partnership. We believe that it is only by working together that we can achieve the mission and vision outlined above.
We know that Corporate Social Responsibility is high on the agenda of most organisations and have outlined below a range of ways in which your organisation can fulfil your responsibility in this regard by partnering with us.
Choose SOS as your Charity Partner
We see Charity Partnership as a vehicle by which both the organisation and the charity can benefit by working together around mental health and suicide prevention.
We are passionate about living what we speak and so we encourage our charity partners to bring our programmes and services to their workplace in a tailor made way to significantly impact on wellbeing and reduce stigma around mental health. You will be able to contribute to mental health promotion, stigma reduction and suicide prevention nationally by raising much funds which we will use to bring our programmes to communities all over Ireland but you will also impact your own teams environment in a positive and constructive way.
Corporate Sponsorship Package
Through our Corporate Sponsorship Package you can provide the funding for us to bring one of our programmes to a community of your choice anywhere in Ireland. Your branding will be used on all promotional material for the programme and on all promotion through social and traditional media channels, and information on your organisation and how you have partnered with us will be put into the packs given to each participant on the day of the programme. You can select from a number of options:
The Wellness Workshop is a one-day workshop filled with simple, practical and effective tips and tools that anyone can use on a daily basis to manage and maintain their mental health. The workshop is aimed at the general public and can accommodate 40 participants. The workshop has been found to be extremely helpful and effective in 2 evaluations carried out by Trinity College. See our ‘Services’ page for more information on the workshop. Sponsorship Cost € 2,500
The WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) Programme is a 2 ½ day programme that runs over 3 consecutive weeks that helps participants to develop their own personally tailored Wellness Action Plan that they can use on a day-to-day basis to manage their wellness and that they can use if they begin to become unwell, to restore it. This programme is a globally recognised, evidence based game changer for mental health maintenance. The programme is highly interactive and can accommodate 16 people. See our ‘Services’ page for more information on WRAP. Sponsorship Cost € 3,000
The Supporters Programme was specifically designed for people who are supporting family members, friends, work colleagues, neighbours and members of their community who are struggling with their mental health. The programme can accommodate 16 people and runs for 2 ½ days over 3 consecutive weeks. For more information on the Supporters Programme see our ‘Services’ page. Sponsorship Cost € 3,000
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.
We have people all over the country 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 support your staff to come up with new ones.
By supporting your staff to take part in our National Tea Break which runs through the month of September you can help to build community, break stigma and open the conversation around mental health.
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 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.