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National Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Framework

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, (on 10th October) launched a National Framework to address the issues of student mental health and suicide prevention.

The Framework has been developed as part of both the Department’s and the Higher Education Authority’s commitment to play its part within the wider context of the Department of Health’s Connecting for Life - Ireland's National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.

This new National Framework was developed in collaboration with students, mental health and suicide prevention specialists, academics, researchers and institutional staff. The Framework delivers on a commitment to develop national guidelines for the higher education institutions (HEIs) in relation to suicide risk and critical incident response, thereby helping to address any gaps which might exist in the prevention of suicide in higher education.

Student Mental Health Framework Cover

Published by: Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Date published: 10th October 2020

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