Places available on Youth Peer Support Suicide Prevention Programme

Following on from its very successful seminar to mark World Suicide Prevention Day in September, Lifeline Kilkenny, the support organisation for groups working in Suicide Prevention in County Kilkenny is offering a limited number of places on a unique training programme being run in October and November.

Following on from its very successful seminar to mark World Suicide Prevention Day in September, Lifeline Kilkenny, the support organisation for groups working in Suicide Prevention in County Kilkenny is offering a limited number of places on a unique training programme being run in October and November.

The Peer Support Facilitator Training Programme aims to train youth workers, teachers and community development workers to become facilitators within their own community to empower young people to support their peers in times of crisis.

This innovative programme which began in Co Cork over ten years ago was developed by and will be facilitated by Dr Mary Boylan. To date many communities in the South of the Country have benefited from this training in building community resilience around the issue of suicide and mental health.

The course is entirely free with support from ESB ElectricAID, a fund set up by ESB workers to help community groups and organisations in Suicide Prevention, mental health and tackling homelessness.

The course runs on the weekends of October 22nd-23rd and November 5th-6th and will take place in Desart Hall in Kilkenny. Places are limited so early booking is vital. For further information please contact Lifeline at info@lifeline-kilkenny.org or by calling 087 668 6525. Full details of this and future training in suicide prevention and bereavement support can be found on www.lifeline-kilkenny.org or by clicking ‘like’ on the Lifeline Kilkenny facebook page.