Your company can help us to fund Ireland's FIRST Free Mobile Youth Crisis Counselling Service which will provide fast, free crisis counselling to teenagers at immediate risk of serious mental health crisis and suicide.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2019 Schools Programme YSPI developed the Four Steps to Help Programme for Schools with the assistance of Dr Keith Holmes, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Medical Director of St John of God’s Youth Mental Health Services. We have spent the last two years completing the programme, which is now a comprehensive mental health awareness and suicide prevention programme. The programme includes: A 24 page Student Booklet for each student attending a workshop A Teachers’ Handbook which provides in depth information and risk assessments for teachers and youth workers. A set of 7 lesson plans which the schools can use to build on the programme workshops. A Press and Media Pack which covers responsible reporting of suicide particularly youth suicide which carries a higher risk of copycat suicides amongst peers. A full script of the facilitators' prepared presentation with slides as reference Access to Free2Text Crisis Information Service Forthcoming Services A video presentation of the class talk that can be played to classes or used as a teacher training Autumn 2019 resource Autumn 2019 Access to local counselling resources Autumn 2019 Access to educational assessments and psychometric evaluations FreeText Crisis Information Service Following feedback from the students themselves we set-up a FreeText Crisis Information Service in 2014. The FreeText service allows anyone, even if they have no credit, to text HELP to 50015 where they will receive back a list of services that are available 24/7 and are also free to call. As of 31st October 2018 we were receiving around 2,000 unique text requests per month on the FreeText service. New Developments for 2019 Our latest development of the programme is to put together a video presentation of our workshops which can be included into school packs for schools where they have an urgent requirement for support, such as a suicide in the area affecting the students, where we simply don’t have the resources to schedule a facilitator. We are working towards distributing over 300 of these school packs this year although the pack costs are quite high. Page 10
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2019 Conclusion We fully appreciate that times are still very tough economically for many, and especially for those of you in the retail or service sectors. Our hope is, that through our SponsorshipOpportunities available here, we are providing a value added marketing proposition where your organisation can be associated with a very worthwhile cause, and promoted in a very positive way. Even if these sponsorship opportunities are not what you are looking for in marketing terms, please consider either an outright donation, or providing us with some of your products or services which we can then use to fundraise through our volunteer network at events around the country. The Trustees, staff and volunteers would be most grateful for any help and support you might be able to offer us this year. There are so many worthwhile causes looking for support at the moment, it can be very difficult to choose a particular charity over another, but we hope that you might choose Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. For further information or to arrange a meeting to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact our administrator, Alan McKelvie, on 021 242 7174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland – Saving Lives through Education Page 11