Suicide Prevention Ltd is providing information only, not medical or psychological assessment or advice.
This site is a joint initiative of Suicide Prevention Ltd (a group of Irish doctors and other professionals), and ElectricAid, a corporate social welfare initiative of the ESB (see below for more details).
The site is offered as an information service for those with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, and for those who know them (which could therefore be seen to involve almost everybody in Ireland, just like in any other country !)
The medical members of Suicide Prevention Ltd all trained in medicine together in UCD, with one other doctor who graduated in TCD.
Clinical Associate Professor David Horgan is a psychiatrist working in Australia, who runs a suicide prevention charity there (www.ASPF.com.au), and who established www.suicideprevention.com.au, and www.aftersuicide.com.au.
Dr. Tom Boyce trained in both medicine and dentistry, and works in Donegal.
Dr. Tony Feeney is a general practitioner working in Dublin.
Dr. Joseph Curry is a general practitioner working in Dublin.
Dr. Neil Adamson is a consultant psychiatrist in Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin.
There are other non-medical valuable members of the Board of Suicide Prevention Ltd including
Mr Pat Mangan is a business consultant
Mr Paddy Whelan is a telecommunications professional engineer
DETAILS RE ESB ElectricAid Ireland:
ESB's Chief Executive Padraig McManus inaugurated this new Corporate Social Responsibility project, ESB Electric Aid Ireland, in July 2005. This initiative continues ESB's proactive approach to assisting the needy, the underprivileged and those with disabilities.
ESB staff were invited to select two areas of need from the many worthy causes that abound in Irish society. The following were chosen for funding:
In refocusing ESB's traditional approach to funding, ESB Electric Aid Ireland aims to make a real impact on a small number of specific causes.
This new funding initiative is in partnership with ElectricAid. ElectricAid is the social justice fund of ESB staff and pensioners which was set up in 1987 to contribute to the relief of poverty and emergencies at home and abroad.
This partnership means that ElectricAid (supported by matching ESB funding) will now mainly focus attention on long-term sustainable improvement in disadvantaged communities overseas. Meanwhile ESB Electric Aid Ireland will devote specific funding to address targeted areas of disadvantage and need on the island of Ireland.
In particular, this site is intended to be used by as many people as possible, ranging from groups involved in suicide prevention (all of whom can have a free unique web page which can be altered any time on this site), and others keen to contribute, such as individuals who wish to submit material for the website, or wish to update or correct any factual errors.
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