The next Suicide or Survive Supporters Programme will start next week online over Zoom. It is an 8-hour programme held over 3 sessions.
The Supporter’s Programme is for anyone supporting a family member, friend, or neighbour who is struggling with their mental health. The programme teaches supporters practical skills they can use to support others, 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.
Participants have said that alongside the practical skills learned the programme has increased their confidence in their existing support skills, helped them to focus more on self-care, and provided an opportunity for them to connect with others who are in a supporter role, so they feel less alone.
If you know of anyone who may benefit from attending they can find out more and apply for a place on the programme via our website https://suicideorsurvive.ie/programmes/supporters-programme/ or by contacting Catherine at [email protected] or phoning 01 2722158.