This year our selected charity is Pieta House, highlighting their continuous work in preventing suicide and self harm. We have been busy collecting some amazing prizes and hope to raise a record amount of money this year!
Pieta House has seen and helped over 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established eight subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area – Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Finglas and five further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway and Kerry.
Everything is free of charge and their staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.
Pieta House also operates the Suicide Bereavement Counselling centres that had previously been operated by Console. They provide free counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide. They also offer a Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service and the Freecall 24/7 suicide helpline 1800 247 247.