Gaisce

Cycle Against Suicide is an official Gaisce Challenge Partner!

In recognition of the great fit between Cycle Against Suicide and Gaisce – The President’s Award, Cycle Against Suicide has become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner.

Check out Gaisce at www.gaisce.ie

Potential Opportunities for participants to be Involved:

Physical Recreation:
Participants can use cycling as their physical recreation section in preparation for the actual Cycle Against Suicide, one hour a week for the number of weeks required to fulfill their Award: Bronze, Silver, Gold.

Community Involvement:
With support from their Pal/ Gap, participants can volunteer their time to promote Cycle Against Suicide in their Gap and wider community and help assist the adult Cycle Against Suicide volunteers, activities could include: fundraising, promotional notice board in Gap, organizing speakers, awareness campaigns on mental health issues etc.

Personal Skill
A participant can use their involvement with Cycle Against Suicide as a personal skill. If they were to be involved in the social media/website/promotional/leadership/organizational side that would involve at least one hour a week for the required no of weeks for their relevant award.

Venture Journey:
Participants with the support of their Pal can use Cycle Against Suicide for the venture journey section of their award
2 days/1 night- Bronze
3 days/2 nights- Silver
4 days/3 nights- Gold

To fulfill this section in accordance with Gaisce criteria, a risk assessment, accommodation and meal planning would have to be documented fully.

Residential:
Gold Participants may use Cycle Against Suicide for the Residential Section of their award if they have approval from their Pal.