Monday June 1, 2020

Standards for suicide prevention groups

9th May, 2015

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It comes after an unpublished study found that staff in one third of the suicide prevention groups surveyed were not required to have Garda clearance for working with vulnerable people.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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The former NTMA head says he is ‘quite alarmed’ at the potential for legal actions over the large number of deaths in nursing homes during the crisis

Michael Brennan | 4 weeks ago

Oil storage in the self-styled ‘Pipeline Crossroads of the World’ is full to the brim, but the black stuff keeps on coming. With much of the world’s economy in a Covid-19 slowdown, at one point last week, benchmark US crude oil was priced at minus $37.63 a barrel

Barry J Whyte | 1 month ago

Every time Donald Trump spoke on the Covid-19 crisis last week, the stock markets plunged by another point

Marion McKeone | 2 months ago