Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (508)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

508. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health to list the organisations that will provide the ASIST and SafeTALK training as part of the initiatives on suicide prevention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14781/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Training local communities in suicide prevention is one aspect of the work of the HSE's National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and its partners in the statutory and voluntary sector. A wide range of awareness and training programmes are available including ASIST and SafeTALK which train participants to become more alert to the possibility of suicide in their community. Therefore, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NOSP for attention and direct reply.