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PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland

Provide counselling and befriending support to individuals who are experiencing or have experienced suicidal thoughts or mental unwellness
  • Health and Wellbeing

Provides more than 6,000 sessions to clients every six months, including counselling and complementary therapies.

PIPS Suicide Prevention were awarded funds by The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) through the COVID-19 Recovery Fund in 2021. PWCF supported the charity to increase capacity by increasing the hours of the Care Team Coordinator.

This enabled PIPS Suicide Prevention to provide support and care to more service users – demand for their services increased by 70% in the first year of the pandemic. Over the past six months, the charity has offered 6,584 client sessions to people across Northern Ireland. PIPS Suicide Prevention help young people and adults through a range of services, including one-to-one counselling and art therapy.

Clients said:

‘My life was empty, or I thought it was but it was actually my inner self was empty. I’m no longer alone’

To be listened to, is worth a lot more than words

‘When I had no one or nothing and I had hit rock bottom I thought I would never be able to get through the day or hour. I was taken by my mother to yourselves and I was seen immediately, and I left PIPS that day with a new meaning in my heart: HOPE

‘I came to PIPs because I was feeling sad and anxious. The sessions have helped me to feel better, especially the worksheet where I learned about my anxiety triggers. I like playing fun games like Jenga at the end so I feel ready to go home’ – Boy aged 13

To learn more about the services provided by PIPS Suicide Prevention, please click here.