Student Leaders Congress Launch

by Evelyn McLoughlin on December 7, 2016

unnamedA corner of the University of Limerick campus turned orange as Cycle Against Suicide held the launch of its Student Leaders’ Congress. The event will attract over 6,000 second level students and teachers to the University of Limerick Arena on the 18th and 19th of January.

The 2017 Congress is booked out. This will be the fifth annual Student Leaders’ Congress and the first to be held outside Dublin. The aim of the event is to promote positive mental health and help-seeking behaviour in young people.

The launch was supported by a group of ambassadors who showcased the best of the region. There was a sporting theme as All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath, Ireland women’s rugby Grand Slam winner and refereeing pioneer Joy Neville and Munster rugby players Mike Sherry and Duncan Casey gave their support.

Representing the schools were students Robyn Cleary, Isabelle Luff, Clodagh Harrington and Ciara Koenig from Villiers School in Limerick, along with the school’s chaplain and counsellor Jackie McNair.

Also in attendance were staff of the University of Limerick including Deputy Admissions Officer Joachim Barnett and the Students’ Union were represented by President Sarah Dunphy and Academic Officer Donal Foley.

Cycle Against Suicide CEO Paul McBride explained, “Our vision as a movement is together to create a society where it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help. Events such as the Congress offer a significant opportunity to normalise the conversation around mental health.”

Nobber SpinOff

by Nichola Hand on October 23, 2014

Our monthly SpinOffs are another way in which we see the goodwill and kindness of people from towns and villages all over the island of Ireland coming together with a common focus. To make a difference. To save lives. And ultimately, to fight against suicide.

Our November SpinOff, will be hosted by Nobber, Co. Meath on Saturday, November 15th.

Registration is now open online https://regonline.activeeurope.com/builder/site/?eventid=1635430.

On-the-day registration will also be possible from 9.15 – 10.30 at Nobber parish hall.
The Cycle will leave Nobber parish hall at 11am. A compulsory safety briefing will be given at 10.35 sharp.

We will cycle, shoulder to shoulder, covering 50km in total.

We will pass through the local villages of Kilmainhamwood, Moynalty, Carlanstown, Kells, Wilkinstown and Castletown

We will spread our message that it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.

We will direct local people in need to local supports and services.

We will Cycle Against Suicide.

The Nobber Dee Railers cycling club are the main organisers of this event. Please contact nobberdeerailers@yahoo.com or Dudley on 087 284 4166.
Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland

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Dungarvan Spin Off

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The momentum is starting to build now. With each new Spin Off and community we engage with more people are joining a conversation we all desperately need to have. It’s ok not feel ok. It’s ok to fell ok. It’s ok to feel terrible. It’s ok to feel great. But it is not ok to […]

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Strabane Spin Off

August 22, 2014

We are delighted to announce our first Northern Ireland Spin-Off! On Saturday the 6th of Sep a very unique opportunity has come our way.This is a spinoff of a difference.We will be hosting a Spin Off which will take us from Strabane to Derry/Londonderry and back again. This Spin Off will be a first for […]

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Dublin/Wicklow Spin Off

August 15, 2014

  Cycle Against Suicide Spin Off – Wicklow/Dublin Dear all, Cycle Against Suicide is delighted to announce 16th August 2014 as the date for the North Wicklow/ South Dublin Spinoff Cycle, starting and finishing in the grounds of Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.   Registration is available online at http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/cycle-against-suicide-spinoff/ and will also be available onsite […]

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Guest Blog Post: Breifne Earley

July 2, 2014

Breifne Earley is one of our ambassadors and is currently attempting to cycle his way around the globe, helping to spread our core message that it’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help. I’m lying on my bed in a cheap guesthouse in the city of Chumphon in Central […]

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Jim’s collected blog posts

June 11, 2014

For those of you who enjoyed Jim’s daily blogs on Facebook during the 2014 Cycle Against Suicide, we’ve now put them altogether in one place so you can read over his thoughts from the road between April 28th and May 11th. Simply just click on the days below to read Jim’s entry from that day.

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Update from Cycle Against Suicide Team – Thursday, May 8th

May 8, 2014

Cycle Against Suicide is strong because of our community and yesterday that community lost one of its dear friends, motorcycle marshal Brenawn O’Connell in a tragic accident.   This is a deeply painful time for Brenawn’s family and friends, many of whom are currently with us on the Cycle. We offer our sincere condolences to them and in particular to his wife Kerry and […]

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A Statement from Cycle Against Suicide – Wednesday, 7th May 2014

May 7, 2014

A fatal traffic accident occurred at approximately 11.30 this morning on day ten of the Cycle Against Suicide Cycle, along the Donegal to Strabane route. The accident, involving a motorcycle marshal and another vehicle, happened approximately 45 minutes after the group of cyclists departed from Donegal town. Tragically, the motorcycle marshal lost his life in […]

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