Niamh Louise Foundation

“Our mission statement is

to provide a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/ or self harm. The Charity will provide love, understanding and respect with a non judgemental listening ear to everyone regardless of age, sex, religion, or ethnicity.

This mission statement applies to anyone who comes through our doors. There are no boundaries when it comes to suicide, it can affect anyone regardless of who they are, what age they are, where they come from or what they do. Suicide can strike anyone.

The main aim of the Niamh Louise Foundation is to work with a range of voluntary and statutory agencies to reduce the numbers of people taking their own lives in Northern Ireland and in order to do this the charity provides suicide awareness, prevention, intervention and postvention services across the areas of Armagh, Tyrone and further a field , particularly to rural areas, as very often rural areas can be very hard to reach and suicide is still very highly stigmatised in rural areas.

The charity provides suicide prevention by raising awareness of suicide and by tonight we are raising awareness of suicide. We provide groups and individuals with information through various sources of literature and training workshops on suicide and self harm.

By providing suicide intervention in the community the Niamh Louise Foundation staff and volunteers are fully trained to intervene with those who are most vulnerable and are at risk of suicide or self harm. All staff and volunteers are well equipped through ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and would apply these learned skills when someone who is high risk calls or drops in to the resource centres. Very often we are required to contact GPs and emergency services in order to get the person at risk as safe as possible as quickly as possible.” Mental Health;Signposting/Advice;Suicide and Self Harm Awareness, prevention and support

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