West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Suicide Prevention Youth Events organised across Tyrone

Published: 8 February, 2012

Ógra Shinn Féin in Tyrone have teamed up with PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide) to organise three suicide prevention training programmes.

The 'Mind Your Mate' programmes are aimed at 16 - 24 year olds, and equip participants with the skills to look out for each other and to look after their own personal mental health.

The training programmes are free, last three hours and include tea, coffee and refreshments. They have been intentionally spread out across the county to cater to the widest group of young people.

The 'Mind Your Mate' training programmes are taking place on the following:

Friday 17th February: Pomeroy, Rowan Tree Centre from 6pm - 9pm

Friday 24th February: Omagh Sinn Féin Office from 4pm - 7pm

Saturday 25th February: Coalisland, The Cornmill from 11am - 2pm

Barry McColgan, one of the organisers said,

"Suicide is the biggest killer of our young people, affecting absolutely every section of society; that makes suicide prevention something we all have a stake in. We all need to play our part in tackling this national epidemic, and training programmes like 'Mind Your Mate' empowers ordinary members of the community with the skills and confidence to tackle suicide."

If you are aged 16 - 24 and would like to book a place in one of the courses, please contact Barry on 07885569940.