29th March 2019
Education and training has been identified as one of the key components of work to achieve the vision of
. Connecting for Life is the national coordinator for suicide prevention and self-harm awareness training across Ireland. The office supports the delivery of a suite of evidence-informed training programmes in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. The National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) will provide the NOSP with an overarching framework to support the coordination, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation of education and training actions identified in Connecting for Life. This work will build the capacity of government departments, funded agencies, the HSE, community organisations, groups and individuals to identify and respond appropriately to people at risk of suicide and self-harm. The Education and Training Plan 2019-2020
The plan centres around five objectives derived from the themes that emerged from the strategy development process. They are to:
Provide a suite of standardised training programmes for the general public, community care givers, professionals and volunteers Provide suicide prevention and mitigation education and training programmes focused on supporting the practice of frontline health and social care professionals. Ensure a consistent and standardised approach to the provision of education and training through the development of a National Quality Assurance Framework. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of suicide prevention education and training, in line with Connecting for Life.