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.
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:
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.
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All donations made from this page will go DIRECTLY to YSPI and will be used to fund more school visits, more crisis counselling and more 24/7 crisis support services during 2018.
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YSPI is a tax-exempt charity so donations over €250 can be treated as a tax loss or business expense.
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.
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.
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.
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.