Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national strategy to reduce suicide 2015-2020.
The Best Practice Guidance is a national project which was initiated by the National Director for Mental Health and is part of the MHD Operational Plan for 2016 and 2017.
A series of local action plans for Connecting for Life, have been developed across the country during 2016 and 2017.
Suicide prevention is about promoting positive mental health and supporting people to learn a range of positive coping strategies so that they can better deal with difficulties in their lives. The information in this guide will be of practical use to groups of concerned people who come together in response to a suicide in their community. It aims to provide information to help make communities safer from suicide.
Samaritans and IAS’ Media Guidelines for Reporting Suicide have been produced following extensive consultation with journalists and editors in the industry.
The annual report for the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (2015) provides information on all activities and funding from the office for that year.
ReachOut Ireland was commissioned by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention to develop good practice guidelines for the safe delivery of online mental health information and support. The development of these guidelines was informed by the Technology and Mental Health Network (TMHN) which ReachOut Ireland convenes.
Suicide prevention in Ireland up to 2014 was guided by Reach Out, the first national suicide prevention strategy. Reach Out brought a focus on suicide prevention work and guided activities in this area in Ireland from 2005 to 2014.
Minimising the risks of the internet while harnessing its potential for good is one of the most significant merging challenges for suicide prevention.