Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Supports and Services
A short directory for GPs and GP Practices
This short directory has been developed in response to a request to highlight mental health and suicide prevention supports and services delivered and facilitated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This practical short directory is for General Practitioners (GPs) in Ireland, and for others working in GP practices (group or single practices), primary care centres and health centres. It has been co-produced to assist GPs and Practice Nurses to easily and effectively recommend mental health supports and services to people in need.
For information purposes, it lists NGOs and agencies providing supports and services for people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties, suicidal ideation, engaging in deliberate self-harm, bereaved by suicide or for family members, carers or supporters.
It includes the main organisations who receive funding nationally, from the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (in line with Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide) and from HSE Mental Health (in line with Sharing the Vision, Irelands National Mental Health Policy). The services and initiatives listed range from local support groups, self-help groups, voluntary and community-based counselling services to larger organisations with multiple branches.
Representatives from the NGO sector who participate in the national implementation oversight group for Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide have compiled this directory. It has been published with support from the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Physical copies can be ordered from healthpromotion.ie under the Mental Health category.