Workshops, Talks and Programs
While providing a lifesaving service, Pieta House also is responsible for changing the national social fabric in Ireland, by removing the stigma and shame around the subject of suicide.
This has been achieved through talks and workshops provided by Joan Freeman President/CEO and her team. Her aim is to reflect that new attitude in New York.
Mind Ur Buddy
One of our most popular workshops/programs is called Mind Ur Buddy.
Mind Ur Buddy is a program designed to educate and equip people to spot the SIGNS when someone is in suicidal crisis. We train designated people from within an organization to be the link between a person in distress and Pieta House.
Through research, we realized that people who were feeling vulnerable or who had suicidal ideation would be showing outward signs of their distress.
Who would notice this more than a team-mate, family member or friend? Instead of encouraging the distressed person to look for help, we felt that the help should be sought by the friend or family member on their behalf.
We are preparing to partner up with the GAA in New York to bring our Mind Ur Buddy program to over 250 of their members across 15 clubs. Contact us and see how we can bring this support service to your organization.
Key note Speaker, Guest Speaker & Other Talks
The success of Pieta House in Ireland is down to the heavy awareness and promotion of its service through talks provided by Joan Freeman and her team.
This will be replicated in New York where awareness of the subject of suicide and self-harm and about the service Pieta New York will be providing is crucial. As an authority in Ireland, our expertise will be essential in changing the social fabric and attitudes in America while encouraging the communities to treat people in crisis with compassion.
If you would like Joan Freeman or any of her team to talk at an event or you would like details of any workshop or program contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-482-0001.
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