Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Publications

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention publications are available to read or download on this page.

Value for Money Report
A comparison of cost and quality in two models of Adult Mental Health Service provision

Mind your Head
A new HSE South/Youth Work Ireland resource to help those working with young people talk about mental health issues.

Building Blocks
An evaluation of a pilot project for the provision of home-based care for patients with acute mental illness in North Kildare.

HSE Legal Activity Project

Our Personal Stories of Recovery

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of minority ethnic groups

Risk Management in Mental Health

Risk Assessment Guidance Tool for Environmental Tobacco Smoke - This risk assessment guidance tool has been developed to support the implementation of the HSE's Best Practice Guidelines for Tobacco Management in the Mental Health Setting - February 2008. It should be read in conjunction with that publication.

Tobacco Management in the Mental Health Setting - Best Practice Guidelines for Tobacco Management in the Mental Health Setting

Having Choices - An Evaluation of the Home Focus Project in West Cork

Your Health Your Future - Vision for Change Supplement

Impact of the Introduction of an Occupational Therapy Service to an Irish Mental Health Setting

The Journey Together, Carers Handbook - Information booklet for families and friends who support people experiencing mental health problems

Postnatal Depression A guide for Mothers, Family and Friends

Chasing the Blues Away - A Postnatal Depression information booket published to highlight this problem and to help mothers and their families seek the necessary assistance in Cork & Kerry.

Farm and Rural Stress Leaflet - An information leaflet on help with depression and stress.
Click here for the Irish version of this leaflet

Just Ask- This handbook was written to assist employers and employees develop a shared understanding of the practical accommodations and supports that can be provided within the workplace for people who experience mental health difficulties.

A Vision for Change - Information about A Vision for Change, defining the future of mental health services in Ireland

Looking Ahead - This booklet has information on Understanding Stress, Coping with Panic Attacks, Mental Health Law, Managing Medicines, Nutrition & Health Eating.

Report of HSE Service Forum on Child and Adolescent Psychiatric in-patient capacity - This Report is the outcome of the work of the Forum on In-Patient Capacity for Children and Adolescents with a Mental Illness in anticipation of the commencement of the Mental Health Act 2001.

Independent review of Cappahard Lodge Oct 2008 - A review of policies and procedures in Cappahard Lodge

Kerry Mental Health Services - An introduction to Mental Health Services available at Kerry General Hospital

Implementing 'A Vision for Change' Moving towards a modern, quality and responsive Mental Health Service


Publications on Suicide Prevention

Lighting The Way.pdf (size 1.5 MB)
An Information Resource for People Bereaved through Suicide

Reach Out - Reach Out National Action Strategy on Suicide Prevention 2005-2014

National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2010
National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2009
National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2008
National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2007 - Published September 10 2008, World Suicide Prevention Day~
National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2005 - This is the first annual report of the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) which was established by the Health Service Executive following the launch, in September 2005, of Reach Out – A National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention.

Media Guidelines for the Portrayal of Suicide - The guidelines offer advice to journalists and media outlets on how to report on suicide events with sensitivity and with regard for the effects of their reporting

You are not alone - This booklet is designed to provide some brief general guidelines in managing the immediate events following a suicide, and in coping with the long-term future.

Bereavement Support Directory - The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention has published this directory of information for the bereaved, which provides a listing of general bereavement services and specific services available to those bereaved following suicide

Mental Health Support Directory -Dublin South West - A Guide to Mental Health Services provided by Statutory & Voluntary Organisations in the Dublin South West Areas - Crumlin, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown, Lucan.