Supporters/Partners

ENDORSEMENTS

Principals and deputy principals are delighted to support Cycle Against Suicide. School leaders are aware of the stresses and pressures involved in growing up but suicide is never the answer. Young people have too much to live for so support this worthy cause and help raise awareness of the devastation caused by suicide and the steps we can take to encourage well-being and resilience.”
Clive Byrne,
Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD)

“I am pleased to endorse and support this venture on behalf of ETBI . This sector is comprised of 256 schools and almost 500 centres of education. Any initiative which seeks to address suicide is most admirable and deserving of support.”
Michael Moriarty
General Secretary, Education and Training Boards Ireland

‘Can I congratulate you and the whole team for the fantastic work you are doing in relation to awareness about suicide among young people.  On behalf of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust I would like to fully endorse your work and I encourage our schools to take part in it in some way.  I know that some of our schools are already involved and are very happy to spread the word about depression and mental illness among young people.  As Trustees of 96 schools in the country The Edmund Rice Schools Trust are well aware of the stress and pressure on school students and the effects of this in some tragic ways.  We commend you for being involved in this and thank you for making our students aware of the issues.  Well done!  Many thanks.’
Tony McCann
Ethos Development Edmund Rice Schools Trust

‘The Joint Managerial Body wholeheartedly endorses the work of The Cycle Against Suicide. The JMB encourages school communities to support this very worthwhile project and to contribute to the work of raising awareness of the help and support that are available for anyone battling depression. Wishing you and your colleagues every success with the project.”

Ferdia Kelly, General Secretary
Joint Managerial Body of Secondary Schools

You can rely on ACCS and the Community and Comprehensive family of schools to support your efforts to the break the cycle of suicide.  Our main aim in this area is to work with all interested parties to co-ordinate all efforts to support mental health initiatives for the benefit of all the young people in our schools.”
Ciarán Flynn,
General Secretary, Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools

“The Cycle Against Suicide’s core message- that the battle against suicide is best fought together- is one very close to the hearts of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). We are extremely grateful to Jim and the team for their work in raising the profile of mental health issues in Ireland and we urge the students of Ireland to get fully behind this fantastic initiative. Together we’re stronger. 
John Logue,
Uachtarán, Union of Students in Ireland (USI)

The Institute of Guidance Counsellors is pleased to endorse and support this positive mental health initiative. Many of the Institute’s members are involved through their schools and communities playing a key role acting as the link person in the Anchor Schools throughout the country.
The Institute compliments and supports all involved and commends the energy and enthusiasm with which they have embraced the initiative.”
Gerry Flynn,
President, Institute of Guidance Counsellors.


WHAT SCHOOLS ARE SAYING

As principal of Davis College, Mallow, I am delighted to be involved in the Cycle Against Suicide project.  The issue of suicide prevention and mental health awareness is one of the most important facing our society today, particularly in relation to young people.  As a school leader, I am very mindful of my responsibility to ensure that the holistic development of all the students entrusted to my care is attended to, including their social and personal development.  The Cycle Against Suicide project is an innovative and vibrant means of raising awareness of the issue at local and national level, while also encouraging people to embrace sport and fitness in their lifestyle as a means of promoting better physical and mental health. 
Denis Healy, Principal, Davis College Mallow

The ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ portion of the Cycle Against Suicide motto awakens our deep seated need to work together as a local community, as a regional community and as a national community in addressing the issues of mental health and suicide.”
Seamus O’ Connor, Gorey Community School, Link Teacher for Cycle Against Suicide

From the Guidance Counsellor’s perspective mental health is an inherent part of our work. I see this in two ways: (i) Positive Mental Health promotion and (ii) Care/Support for the individual. While a lot of our work pertains to the latter, we acknowledge wholeheartedly the need for education in the area of mental health. In this respect the Cycle Against Suicide will help create an awareness nationally of the importance for individuals to develop mechanisms that maintain a lifestyle that promotes positive mental health.”
Frank Mulvihill, Guidance Counsellor, Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork & Former President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors

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