SOS offers supporters programme
PEOPLE in Dublin and Wicklow who are supporting family, friends, neighbours, colleagues or community members that are struggling with their mental health are being offered a unique opportunity to avail of a fully funded programme designed especially for them.
Suicide or Survive’s ‘Supporters Programme’ teaches supporters practical skills they can use to support the people they care about.
It gives information on what supports are available and how they can be accessed, and teaches practical ways of looking after your own mental health while supporting someone else.
There are a limited number of subsidised places on the upcoming 2.5 day programme starting at Stonebridge Community Facility, Shankill, on Saturday, November 25, and then running on Saturday December 2, ending with a half day on December 9. The fee is €75 and covers lunch, tea, coffee and materials. Suicide or Survive (SOS) is open to discussing this if it is a problem for anyone.
‘Suicide or Survive recognises and understands that supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health can be challenging,’ said CEO and founder Caroline McGuigan.
‘For this reason we have developed this fantastic and innovative programme for people supporting family members, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, people in their community and others who are struggling with their mental health.
‘It is the first of its kind in Ireland and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Shankill, where we have such fantastic partners and supporters.’
More information is available at www.suicideorsurvive.ie. To apply for a place on the programme, contact Jacqui on jacqui@ suicideorsurvive.ie or 1890 577 577. The programme is open to anyone over the age of 18 years who is supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health.