***** OLDC NEWS ARCHIVE ITEM........... PUBLISHED 27.08.14 *****

Wednesday 10th September 2014 is designated ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ with the aim of promoting better understanding and awareness of the issues involved in suicidal behaviour and highlighting the effective prevention supports and resources that are available at local and national level.


Within the four counties of the HSE Midlands (Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath), a number of events are scheduled to be held to highlight the importance of this work.


Ecumenical Services of Remembrance and Hope will be held in the following locations on Wednesday 10th September, 2014 @ 7.30 p.m.:

- The Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
- Christ the King Cathedral, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath


The Services of Remembrance and Hope will be an opportunity for people to come together as a community with the aim of creating awareness for suicide prevention, to support those who have been bereaved by suicide and to give a message of hope for the future.


Everyone is welcome to attend the Services and refreshments will be available afterwards providing a time for people to chat and support one another.


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Bernie Carroll, Midlands Living Links on 086 1600 641 or
Josephine Rigney, HSE A/Suicide Prevention Resource Officer on 086 8157 850

Additional information