About Us

About Us 2018-02-28T16:19:43+00:00

About Us

Cycle Against Suicide is a national awareness charity that strives to break down the barriers around mental health illness and works to increase awareness of the supports and treatments that are available to empower those affected.

While progress has been made in terms of prioritising mental health, the continued impact of the stigma surrounding this issue remains large.   To create a discrimination-free society, Cycle Against Suicide sets out to develop public awareness of its core message:

  It’s OK not to feel OK; and it is absolutely OK to ask for help’

Why are we doing this?

Over 800 people die by suicide on the island of Ireland each year. That is 800 families and communities devastated; 800 lives cut short. Cycle Against Suicide aims to change this by beginning a conversation about mental health and getting the message that ‘It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’ into schools, businesses and communities throughout the island of Ireland.

Each year Cycle Against Suicide brings together cyclists with different abilities, different stories, different “whys,”  to help break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland. The now annual event, has seen over 15,000 cyclists take to the roads, shoulder to shoulder since 2013.

Since 2013 Cycle Against Suicide, along with over 15,000 cyclists who have joined us on all types of bikes and in all types of weather to help spread the message  that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”. Cycle Against Suicide wants this year to be the biggest and best Cycle yet bringing our message to the 6.4 million people on the island of Ireland. To do this we need your help. Register as a cyclist, volunteer or homestay provider today and together, shoulder to shoulder, let’s break the cycle of suicide in Ireland.

The power of the Cycle and its message is something which each year brings communities, organisations, schools, individuals and cyclists of all abilities together with a common purpose. Each year we aim to engage more communities  to begin a conversation about mental health; about looking after ourselves and reaching out to each other.

By getting on a bike and joining our “sea of orange”, YOU are helping to make a difference! Please join us shoulder to shoulder as we break the cycle of suicide together and continue to spread the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.”

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