Thank you for taking time to find out more about Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland and the vital work that we do.

We receive no state funding whatsoever so all our programmes in schools and colleges around the country are funded entirely through the generous support of the public and some corporate sponsorship.




It's a Great Cause

With your help YSPI are able to work directly with students in secondary schools across Ireland. We also provide resources for young people, their friends and families, so that they have all the information they need to detect pre-suicidal behaviours. You can help us in our vital, life-saving work, and amaze yourself with one of the many thrilling experiences we have organised this year and, best of all, you'll be helping to save lives.
Find out more about the work of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, how we spend your donations and what we have achieved
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Our special fundraiser for 2019


The Big Jump 2019

Become part of the largest student skydive EVER in Ireland to raise €150,000 to setup and fund Ireland's first mobile crisis counselling centre for teenagers at immediate risk of suicide and self-harm.

Ireland still has one of the highest reported rates of death by suicide in the European Union with young males under 21 being most at risk but children as young as 9 years old have died by suicide too. Our experience is that the actual rate is much higher, and almost no school or community in the country is untouched by losing someone to suicide.

We want to invite students from across Ireland to become part of The Big Jump 2019. The Big Jump 2019 will be the largest student skydive event in Ireland EVER and we want to raise at least €150,000 to:

  • Buy a second-hand event unit
  • Convert it into Ireland’s first mobile crisis counselling centre
  • Staff it with trained crisis counsellors
  • Fund the running costs of the mobile centre for two years
  • Be a rapid response unit to provide fast support to teenagers at high risk of suicide

You can help us in our vital, life-saving work, and amaze yourself with one of the most thrilling experiences you can have, by joining The Big Jump 2019.

Register today and do something amazing. It's easy to sign up and we provide excellent support to make your fundraising as simple as possible.

Sign Up for The Big Jump

What other events are available...?

We have an amazing range of support events happening this year all around the country but we also organise our own major fundraisers to fund our main mental health awareness and youth suicide prevention programme, our Schools Programme 2019.


Skydive
For Life

Any weekend in 2019
Minimum Fundraising Target
500
includes cost of skydive
  • Clonbullogue, Co Offaly
  • 3km Tandem Skydive
  • Amazing
  • 18+ (16+ with consent)


Tough Mudder Ireland

20/21 July 2019
Minimum Fundraising Target
250
includes cost of entry
  • Reduced 12km course
  • More obstacles
  • Tough
  • Family Friendly


Great Wall Challenge

1st October 2019
Minimum Fundraising Target
3,750
includes all trip costs
  • Beijing, China
  • 10,000 steps to climb
  • Challenging
  • 18+ some conditions apply


Leap
For Life

Any weekend in 2019
Minimum Fundraising Target
500
includes all event costs
flights,transfers,lunch etc
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 90m indoor bungee
  • Exciting
  • Family Friendly 14+



I'd rather just donate

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If you would rather just make a donation to support the work of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland please click the Donate button below to be taken to our secure donations page.

So what do my donations achieve ...?


For every extra €500 we receive we can:

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Provide resource packs to 5 more schools in remote areas

Due to logistical limitations and lack of resources, some of the more remote areas of the country cannot be serviced by our facilitators as easily as more urban areas. Our response is providing a training pack so teachers can provide the programme in their own schools.

Each pack will provide resources for all the TY, 5th and 6th year students in the school. Funding 5 school resource packs would allow us to directly contact an additional 625 to 750 students before the end of 2018.

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Fund an additional second-level school visit

Based on audited figures from 2015 and 2016 the cost of providing a school visit to the charity is around €500 which includes facilitator salaries, printing, teacher packs and travel.

Each additional school visit we can achieve allows our facilitators to work directly, face to face, with anything from a single year group to three year groups of students. One additional school visit would allow us to work directly with around 250 more students than last year.

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Provide 25 more hours of crisis counselling

The most requested service that schools look for is getting fast access to appropriate counselling for students they consider to be at-risk.

Our counselling support fund allows priority cases to be referred to local counsellors in the school area. Each additional €500 targeted at this option would support an additional 25 hours of priority counselling.

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Fund an extra 3 weeks of FreeText Crisis Support

YSPI provides a FreeText Crisis Information Service which is free of charge to users. Texting HELP to 50015 provides immediate 24/7 crisis information.

Our Crisis Information Service also includes running our ineedhelp.ie website which provides a single point for help, support and information for those in need of immediate assistance or longer term support.

So how can I contact you ...?

Please use this for to contact us. We will normally respond within 60 minutes during office hours. If you want a callback then please leave your mobile number.


You can also contact us on
  1800 828 030  events@yspi.ie
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For full terms and conditions including our privacy policy click HERE.  Our charity registration is 20070670 and can be verified with the Irish Charity Regulator  We are a tax-exempt charitable trust approved by the Irish Revenue Commissioners under charity number CHY18438 and the charity is also an approved body under the Charities Donation Scheme. Our registered office details are: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry V93 N977. Our contact details are     1800 828 030       admin@yspi.ie.  Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.