Inviting all Community Groups, Clubs & Associations

Join our Mental Health Peer-Support Training


Upcoming Training:

March: Tues 12th, Thurs 14th & Tues 19th, Thurs 20th

April: Mon 8th, Wed 10th & Mon 15th, Wed 17th

May: Mon 13th, Wed 15th & Mon 20th, Wed 22nd

About this course:

The Cycle Against Suicide Community Mental Health Peer-Support Training  (Community Buddy) trains individuals within communities to provide essential mental health support within their own club/association/network.  By equipping participants with step-by-step tools and strategies, the training enables individuals to offer initial support to those who may be struggling or navigating stressful or difficult circumstances.

Participants learn how to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for structured conversations,   where individuals can openly discuss their challenges and work together with the trained peer-mentor to develop effective ways of coping and overcoming obstacles.

This course not only fosters mental health awareness but also actively contributes to suicide prevention efforts by empowering individuals to provide meaningful support within their communities, clubs, or associations.

Participants on the course will learn:

Understanding how stress and mental health affect people

Learning to spot signs of distress in others

Coaching to help others build resilience with positive coping methods

Recognizing when professional help is needed and acquiring skills to encourage help seeking behaviour.


Who can do this course?

*Free of charge to any community volunteer, such as volunteers of local community clubs or associations, sports clubs, book clubs, arts clubs, Tidy Towns, Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds, Parents’ Associations, Residents’ Associations, and any group dedicated to engaging in their community’s health and wellbeing. For Mental Health Peer-Support in your workplace, please send your query to:

Join Us!

This free* training delivered online via Zoom from 7-10pm on 4 evenings over 2 weeks.
Note: all 4 training evenings must be attended in order to complete the training. 

For all queries or for more information, please email us directly at:

  • There is no cost to attend but a €20 deposit is payable to secure your place. This deposit will be refunded to you when you have completed our course.


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