Welcome to See Change Sessions with Alittlegail! This podcast, created by See Change and hosted by Abigail McDonnell, is all about starting the conversation and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and the difficulties that may come within it. This week we are joined by guest host Barbara Brennan, Team Lead of See Change as she welcomes this weeks guests Oliver Skehan, National Suicide Bereavement Support Coordinator & Content Development Officer at the National Office for Suicide Prevention, and Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention – Laois/Offaly, to discuss how to get uncomfortable talking about suicide.

For the month of August, we will be joined by our partner organisations and supporters in order to get uncomfortable talking about mental health difficulties. For more information, visit seechange.ie for more information on mental health stigma.

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Suicide Support and information:

Freephone Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444.

For help and support with a bereavement, contact the Irish Hospice Foundation on 1800 80 70 77.

Find your local Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention here: Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention – HSE.ie.

Read the Connecting for Life Education and Training Plan here: Training – HSE.ie.

National Office for Suicide Prevention: National Office for Suicide Prevention – HSE.ie

National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide: National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide – HSE.ie

Connecting for Life goals is available here: Connecting for Life – HSE.ie

Mental Health Ireland: Your Mental Health – Mental Health Ireland

Helplines:

Call 999 or 112 if you or someone you know is about to harm themselves.

Samaritans Free 24 hour listening service for anyone in distress. FreePhone: 116 123 Email:  jo@samaritans.org

For free 24/7 support in a crisis, free-text HELLO to 50808

Contact Aware by free-phoning 1800 80 48 48 or visit www.aware.ie

To avail of Shine Services contact phil@shine.ie or call 01 541 3715

If you are in immediate stress, please contact your local GP or A&E department