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National Office for Suicide Prevention. (2019) National Office for Suicide Prevention: annual report 2018. Dublin: National Office for Suicide Prevention.

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Since launch in 2015, Connecting for Life, Ireland's National Strategy to Reduce Suicide, 2015-2020, has provided us with a clear context and evidence-informed roadmap for the reduction of suicide in Ireland, and the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) continues to work to realise the strategy’s vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide. Into 2019, and with many organisational changes and improvements underway in our health services, there remains a firm commitment within the HSE and the NOSP, to the ongoing implementation of Connecting for Life, through consistent and visible leadership. 2018 was an important year for the NOSP and for Connecting for Life.

Reaching the midway point of the strategy’s span provided an opportune moment to take stock of progress to date and reflect on priorities for the remaining duration of the strategy. During the year, significant work progressed to conduct the Interim Strategy Review of Connecting for Life. This process affirmed that the strategy remains relevant and contains the core evidence-informed suicide prevention approaches which are fundamental to a national strategic response to reduce deaths by suicide. Its findings, published early in 2019, will continue to inform and prioritise efforts up to 2020, and beyond.

An additional five local Connecting for Life Action Plans were launched during 2018 – the last of 17 such plans to be embedded nationwide. This was a notable milestone in the continuance of Connecting for Life – implementation structures have been now rooted across all local areas, to effectively deliver Connecting for Life actions, now, and for the years ahead.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
September 2019
92 p.
National Office for Suicide Prevention
Corporate Creators
National Office for Suicide Prevention
Place of Publication
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