Raise just €500 to support the vital work of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's Schools Programme and you will be able to record your own single for FREE.
Follow in the footsteps of some of Ireland’s top recording stars by taking part in our Sing Against Suicide Experience. Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has teamed up with one of the country’s top recording studios, run by music and entertainment industry specialists, to provide our supporters with the chance to experience the musical thrill of a lifetime and professionally record their very own favourite song.
Each track will be uploaded to our website and the 15 tracks that receive the most votes from our 50,000 Facebook and YouTube Followers will be eligible to be included in a professionally produced album which will be available for download from iTunes and Bandstand.
Sign up now and you will get your own personal campaign page that you can use to link to family and friends through Facebook, Instagram etc and get your fundraising underway. Raise a minimum of €500 to support the vital work of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland and the Sing Against Suicide experience will be yours.. Our way of saying thank you for your supporting our work.
Challenge yourself with Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland and sign up to our Sing Against Suicide Experience. This is our most exciting fundraising campaign yet and we’re hoping to encourage people from all over Ireland to participate.
We’re running Sing Against Suicide because youth suicide is a shadow across the lives of everyone in Ireland. Our country has one of the highest reported rates of suicide for 12-22 year olds in Europe. There is a very real need for action from our community. YSPI are the only national charity focusing on youth self-harm and youth suicide specifically. In 2017 we have visited around 90 schools and met around 16,000 students face to face. Your support will enable us to carry out many more educational workshops in schools and colleges across Ireland.
We’re asking you to help provide resources for young people, their friends, families, teachers and coaches so that the information on early signs of pre-suicidal behaviour is put out there, so that there’s more awareness raised on this issue and so that this tragic loss of life is reduced.
Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland urgently need your support to continue to fund our dedicated Schools Outreach Team who will provide Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention workshops and resources directly to students in schools, colleges and other interested organisations in 2018. As you can imagine providing suicide awareness and prevention information directly to young people in a safe and supportive environment are critical to helping to reduce that frighteningly high rates of youth suicide in Ireland.
With your help we can increase the number of talks that we are able to provide and this vital service to more schools, colleges and youth organisations. Our Four Steps to Help Programme has been specifically developed by YSPI and approved by our Advisory Board as age appropriate for ages 16+ which allows us to provide a frontline service to young people. These talks are 100% funded by YSPI as part of our outreach work and there is no cost to the school or organisation to book and host a talk.
There has never been a more important time to support youth suicide prevention in Ireland as young people are being hit on all sides by the reality of life in 2017 and suicide rates are rising again and, sadly, our most at risk group is young males..
Many families are now in financial trouble, or facing homelessness, leading to tension between parents and siblings. Many young people can be faced with a very sudden decline in standard of living, or the discovery that their parents can't now afford to send them to university or college. They also face the terrible prospect that there may not be work at home for them for some years to come, and face the prospect of life on social welfare or emigration.
It can seem a bleak picture to young people but there is so much help and support available to them, both amongst their friends, family and peer group, and also in the wider community where many are working to prevent youth suicide on a daily basis. YSPI works to save young lives through education and support.