World Suicide Prevention Day 2020


CSEAS Video: World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

“Working Together to Prevent Suicide” is the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday 10th September.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention runs World Suicide Prevention Day every year. The aim of the Association is to encourage us to engage with each other and to join together to spread awareness of suicide prevention.

In light of this year’s theme (Working Together to Prevent Suicide), it is important to remember that there may be family members or friends going through a difficult period and possibly be in crisis.

We know that this year has presented us all with additional challenges. We are living through uncertain times trying to manage work and home commitments, maintaining good physical and mental health and staying connected.
We know that these challenges are having an impact on overall wellbeing.
It’s now more important than ever to check in with people to see how they are and offering a listening ear can be immensely helpful to a person in distress.


CSEAS Mental Health Resources

Information Guide on Mental Health

Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Understanding Stress Booklet

Suicide-Information for those in suicidal distress

Suicide-Information for those affected by suicide

Responding to a Staff Member in Suicidal Distress

Suicidal Distress Resource List

People Managers’ Guide

External Resources

Call Samaritans on 116 123 or email, available 24/7 – If there’s something troubling you, you can get in touch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week –

Call Pieta on 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444, available 24/7 –

Call the Aware support line on 1800 804848 or email

Call the Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line on 1800 807077

Text YMH to 50808 – a free and anonymous text support service, available 24/7

For information on ending mental health stigma, visit

For information on mental health supports and services, visit

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) – Connect. Communicate. Care.

The National Office for Suicide Prevention is involved in a range of training initiatives around suicide prevention and mental health promotion National Office for Suicide Prevention training website

Grow – nurturing mental health and personal growth

Mental Health Ireland – promoting positive mental health and wellbeing

State Resources

Health Service Executive

Your Mental Health

National Office for Suicide Prevention

Civil Service Resources

The Civil Service Employee Assistance Service (CSEAS)

Line Managers

HR Units