Supporters Programme

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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 which includes 2 facilitators on each day, all programme materials, tea/ coffee and lunch. We will always take individual circumstances into consideration. 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.

Next Programme:


Make Enquiry

Suicide or Survive has a new Supporters Programme which will take place in St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse Street , Dublin 2,  (Friday the 5th, 12th and 19th May 2017). 

The programme runs over 2 ½ days over a 3 week period and participants will take away:

  • Practical tips and tools they can use to look after their own mental health while supporting others
  • The support skills of connecting, empowering and supporting movement
  • Advocacy skills

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

The Supporters Programme is in line with Strategic Goals 1 and 3 of Connecting for Life: Goal 1: To improve the nation’s 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’.

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