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Press Release October 21, 2014

- #littlethings can make a big difference to how we feel –

- New mental health campaign from HSE National Office for Suicide and over 25 partner organisations –
- yourmentalhealth.ie offers the most comprehensive range of online support services and information –

#Littlethings is the new mental health and wellbeing campaign, launched today (Monday, October 20th) by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention and a coalition of over 25 partner organisations. The #littlethings campaign highlights that we all experience difficult times in our lives, and that when we do, there are some simple, evidence-based little things that can make a big difference to how we feel. These #littlethings can help us to cope but there are also supports and services we can use if we need to. <<click here for more information>>

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Press Release Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Health Service Executive's National Office for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Research Foundation launch Annual Reports for 2013

In advance of World Mental Health Day on October 10th 2014, the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Research Foundation today launched two reports on suicide, self-harm and mental health.

The reports published today are:

Welcoming the 2013 National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) Annual Report Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch said “the NOSP continues to actively respond to all issues around suicide prevention. I note the trends outlined in the Report. While our overall suicide rate is quite low by international comparison we do have a very high rate in some age groups and this is a major concern of mine. The Department of Health and the NOSP continue to work very closely on suicide prevention issues and on the finalisation of the new strategic framework which is expected by the end of the year.” <<click here for more information>>
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May 2014

On 20th May 2014, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announced the publication of a literature review on the prevalence and impact of bullying linked to social media on the mental health and suicidal behaviour among young people.  The review was commissioned by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and the Department of Education and Skills (DES) as part of the Action Plan on Bullying.  The action plan builds on the work completed by the HSE and the DES on the publication of ‘Well-being in Post-Primary Schools, the National Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention in Post-Primary Schools’.

  • Briefing Report >>
    ‘The Prevalence and Impact of Bullying Linked to Social Media on the Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviour Among Young People’
  • Literature Review >>
    ‘The Prevalence and Impact of Bullying Linked to Social Media on the Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviour Among Young People’

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March 2014

The National Office for Suicide Prevention outlined how it plans to spend its budget of 8.8 million in 2014, an 8% increase on the budget for suicide prevention last year. This represents the health services greatest investment to date in suicide prevention in a calendar year.

The NOSP have also launched a video which showcases the work of the NOSP and five of its partner NGOs.
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Donal WalshDonal Walsh: LiveLife – An online video produced by the HSE’s National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) with the support of the Walsh family and friends. Donal’s message focuses on encouraging young people, who are feeling low or going through tough times, to talk to someone they trust and to seek help. <<< Read More >>>
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National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2012 >>
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Press Release 05/09/2013 >>

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Central Statistics Office provisional data for 2010, by year of registration, shows a total of 486 deaths by suicide of which 386 were male and 100 female. This is a decrease of 41 (8%) on the record high in 2009 of 527 suicides.

Whilst this reduction is welcome it must be remembered that these are only provisional figures which usually rise when full year of occurrence data is released. CSO data will be closely monitored and all of our efforts will continue to ensure that the suicide figures show a consistent downward trend.

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Recent Documents Available to Download or View (right-click icon to download)

PDF DownloadResearch Evaluation of the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) Service 2012
 

PDF DownloadCare Options for Primary Care - The development of best practice information and guidance on Social Prescribing for Primary Care Teams

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Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools >>

Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention

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NOSP 2012 Forum

The 2012 NOSP Forum includes participants from a broad range of organisations with one thing in common - a commitment to work to prevent suicide and promote mental health in Ireland.

Conference Programme >>
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Forum Speakers:
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The objectives of the 2012 Forum are:

  • To provide an update on new international and national evidence in the field of suicide prevention
  • To highlight successful and innovative approaches to suicide prevention in Ireland
  • To provide an opportunity for people to meet, engage, share and observe the collective efforts being made towards improving mental health in Ireland
  • To highlight the importance of coordination and partnership and the approach of the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) in supporting, monitoring and evaluating suicide prevention efforts in Ireland

A key part of the Forum will be a 'Round Table' session which aims to develop an action plan on how suicide prevention initiatives can be better coordinated to ensure full and effective implementation of the National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention 'Reach Out'.

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All island evaluation of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Summary Report >>
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Young People and Mental Health - A National Survey >>
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Annual Report 2013 >>
Annual Report 2012 >>
Annual Report 2011 >>
Annual Report 2010 >>

Media Guidelines
Media Guidelines >>


Your Mental Health
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Look after your mental health in tough economic times >>

Concerned about Suicide
Concerned
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Older Mental Health
Older Mental Health >>


Reach Out >>

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