Suicide Prevention

By reading this we know you care.
Be Suicide Aware
. Take the training to prepare.

‘Face to Face’ Suicide Prevention Training

Be Suicide Aware
A Challenge to the Community in general

We all can play a valuable role in reducing these tragic deaths, both within the community and within the ‘Lions family’. Each time we meet a person who has lost a family member or close friend to suicide, we get the same message, ‘Please bring the discussion about suicide out in the open’.

 Training is the key to being prepared to initiate this discussion

Suicide remains an on-going tragedy; more than 600 people in Ireland take their own lives every year. Young men and women account for many of these deaths.

  1. Organise a Suicide Prevention course ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and download the leaflet here.
  2. Safe Talk Suicide Prevention training. Download leaflet here.
  3. Distribution of Lions Clubs pocket cards, with helpline contact details. 400,000 cards have distributed over the past 10 years. We continue to help in this area. Click Helpline List to download full list.
  4. A number of Lions Clubs have also produced and distributed a list of helplines printed on ‘bookmarks’. Many other Lions Clubs have also helped out within their own communities.
  5. HSE face to face Suicide Prevention Online Training go to:   and email your local suicide resource officer.
  6. Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Training go to:

ASIST Suicide Prevention

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Check out Lions Club Suicide Prevention Facebook Page

Online Suicide Prevention Training

*Ohana Suicide Prevention Online Training (takes 25 mins); go to:

*HSE Suicide Prevention Online Training (takes 90 mins); go to:   and email the local suicide resource officer to register.

*Northern Ireland Online Suicide Prevention Training:

*All participants in Suicide Prevention Training must be aged over 18. People suffering from mental health or who had a recent bereavement are discouraged from taking the training. 

If you know a person who needs urgent help,

Irish Hospice Bereavement Support Line: 1800 80 70 77

Start’ Online Suicide Prevention Training

  • To participate go to: and email the Resource Officer in your area to.
  • Training takes 90 minutes.
  • This programme is delivered in the Republic of Ireland by the HSE.

Ohana Zero Suicide Online Training is available throughout the island of Ireland. 

Go to: to access the training. Training takes 25 minutes.

Link Life – Northern Ireland online Suicide Prevention Training

  • This training is from Fresh Minds Education
  • Training takes 2.5 hours and is facilitated, with a maximum of 12 people per session.
  • Contact Public Health Authority, Northern Ireland ( or on +44-300-555-0114) or

Members of the Lions Clubs do not give advice; we help organise Suicide Prevention Training.

Suicide is one moment of weakness in a courageous fight for life. Strength is not always enough when the weight of the world is pulling you under.

If you are talking to a friend and realise they are struggling with mental health issues, could you ask the question:

‘Are you thinking of suicide or harming yourself’

Suicide is real, it hurts, and it is now.
Prevention is real, if you learn the ‘how’.
Suicide is real, we all have to talk,
Help is real, if you walk the walk.

By reading this we know you care
Be Suicide aware.
Take the training to prepare.

How can you help

For more information, email