The HSE is preparing national standards for the country’s 300 suicide prevention groups, writes Michael Brennan.
It comes after an unpublished study found that staff in one third of the suicide prevention groups surveyed were not required to have Garda clearance for working with vulnerable people.
There are currently no national standards in place for the estimated 300 groups working to prevent suicide, which claimed 475 lives in 2013. The study, which was carried...
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