The Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey was launched on October 5th and is the result of a collaboration between the National Suicide Research Foundation and HUGG (Healing Untold Grief Groups), funded by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).
The aim of the survey is to examine the experiences of people who have been bereaved by suicide and to learn about the supports and services that people used following bereavement and, crucially, if there are gaps or barriers to accessing these supports.
The survey is open to adults in Ireland who have been bereaved by suicide (such as family and friends) as well as the wider circle of people who may have been affected by the death (such as emergency service staff, health professionals caring for the person, first responders to the death, neighbours or other members of the community who may have had contact with the person who died by suicide).
The findings of the survey will be used to inform the services for people bereaved by suicide and the hope is that information on the supports that people find helpful, gaps in services or barriers to accessing to services will be used to adapt future services so that people in Ireland can access the support they need.
The outcomes of the research will directly inform associated actions in Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.
If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide, we are asking you to share your experiences by completing this anonymous survey.
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