On Tuesday 20th February, two new Connecting for Life Local Action Plans for the HSE Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow area, were launched.
Connecting for Life Kildare, West Wicklow is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy, Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020. Connecting for Life, sets out a vision where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
This vision is to be realised through seven goals:
- Better understanding of suicidal behaviour
- Supporting communities to prevent and respond to suicidal behaviour
- Targeted approaches for those vulnerable to suicide
- Improved access, consistency and integration of services
- Safe and high-quality services
- Reduce access to means
- Better data and research
Connecting for Life builds on previous work and contributes key elements to moving forward. It is based on extensive consultation, a global knowledge base and defined commitments across government departments and key statutory and non-statutory agencies in Ireland. The Dublin South local Action Plan is grounded in this approach which recognises the contributions that can be made across all sectors of our community with the aim of reducing suicide. The plan lays out very specific steps to deliver the actions that are relevant to the needs of people in this area.
You can read the new action plan here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting...
For more information on Connecting for Life Kildare, West Wicklow contact:
David Gray (Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow): firstname.lastname@example.org