Challenge yourself with UCD Students’ Union and sign up to our huge fundraising drive for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI). This is your Union’s biggest campaign for 2016 and we’re encouraging all UCD students to participate in YSPI Skydive Challenge 2016.
We’re making this commitment to YSPI because youth suicide is a shadow across the lives of everyone we represent at UCD. Our country has one of the highest reported rates of suicide for 18-24 year olds in Europe. There is a very real need for action from our community. YSPI are the only national charity focusing on youth self-harm and youth suicide specifically. Our support will enable them to carry out many more educational workshops in schools and colleges across Ireland.
We’re asking you to help provide resources for young people, their friends, families, teachers and coaches so that the information on early signs of pre-suicidal behaviour is put out there, so that there’s more awareness raised on this issue and so that this tragic loss of life is reduced.
Alan McKelvie & Tony Philpott from YSPI
Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland urgently need your support to continue to fund our dedicated Schools Visits Outreach Team who will be providing our "Four Steps to Help" Suicide Awareness and Prevention visits for schools, colleges and youth organisations in 2016. As you can imagine providing suicide awareness and prevention information directly to young people in a safe and supportive environment are critical to helping to reduce that frighteningly high rates of youth suicide in Ireland.
With your help we can increase the number of talks that we are able to provide and bring this vital service to young people across the country. One Skydive PAYS For One More School VisitSchool Visits are 100% funded by YSPI as part of our outreach work and there is no cost to the school or organisation to book and host a talk.