CfL Implementation Strategies and Structures - Survey (Dec 2018)
Connecting for Life Implementation Strategies and Structures
Findings of a Survey - December 2018
This paper identifies key evidence-informed implementation strategies used (by the HSE) to drive
Implementing Connecting for Life (
In July 2018 the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team in the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), as part of the evaluation of the implementation of
- The HSE is the lead agent with the most commitments under
CfL. A broad range of evidence-informed implementation strategies arealso being used by HSE Mental Health (and the HSE NOSP) to drive the top-down and bottom-up implementation of CfL.
- In addition to these discrete implementation strategies, a number of implementation structures are in place that serves as a guide or framework for the implementation of
- A crucial implementation structure is the HSE NOSP, which has responsibility for the overall implementation of the national strategy. The vast majority of stakeholders reported that they sought support and strategic guidance from the HSE NOSP, thus reinforcing the need for a high functioning office with implementation expertise.
- The majority of stakeholders were of the opinion that the HSE NOSP has the leadership and enhanced programme management and evaluation capacity needed to implement the national strategy.
CfLCross Sectoral Steering and Implementation Group, chaired by the Department of Health and comprised of representatives from 17 CfLaction lead agencies/government departments, was recognisedby the majority of stakeholders as playing an instrumental role in implementing CfL.
- The evidence suggests that stakeholders were less aware of the function, role and decision making of other (HSE) implementation structures.