IAS 19th Annual Conference 8th & 9th October 2015
Keynote Address: ‘Suicide is not a rational act – but what is it, and what can we do to prevent it?’
‘Self Harm in Young Adults Males’: What is happening, Why and What to do?
Spotting the Signs Early: ‘Earlier identification and intervention of ‘At Risk’ individuals in schools and colleges’
‘Bullying‘ – an Old Problem with a New Edge’
‘Filicide: Families and Suicide – Homicide’ – What should we know and is there something we can do?
History of Kildare Suicide Bereavement Group
Reflections on the meaning of suicide for our young people
‘Resilience’ – What makes Young People Stronger and better able to Cope?
‘Connecting For Life’- The New National Suicide Prevention Strategy
Dr Declan Aherne, Head of Counselling University of Limerick
Dr Sandra Flynn, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide & Homicide by People with Mental Illness, University of Manchester
Mr Greg Fogarty, P.R.O., Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Dr Conor McGuckin, Asst. Professor in Educational Psychology School of Education, Trinity College, Dublin
Dr Jimmy O’Connell, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Teacher, St Peters College, Dunboyne Co Meath
Mr Ian Power, Executive Director, SpunOut.ie
Mr Gerry Raleigh, Director, National Office for Suicide Prevention, HSE, Dublin
Dr. Noel Richardson, Director Centre for Men’s Health, Institute of Technology, Carlow.
Dr Margaret Boyle Spelman, Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist & Lecturer TCD & UCD
Members: Conference only €125/ Conference plus Dinner €145
Non Members: Conference only €145/ Conference plus Dinner €165
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EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing is now accessible at the following link: http://www.mentalhealthandwellbeing.eu/
Neville welcomes national suicide strategy
Weekly Observer, 15-July-2015
Deputy Dan Neille while welcoming the report on Connecting for Life: Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide, raised concerns over the contents of the report with the Minister for Health in the Dáil.
It’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help
Noel Mostyn writes about the success of the ‘cycle against suicide’ programme, a coordinated series of events which helped to raise awareness of suicide nationwide.
Evening Echo, 15-June-2015
The Healthy Minds project was set up in May 2010 by the HSE South Traveller Health Unit.
Evening Echo, 12-June-2015
The country’s first ever online mental health good practice guide has been launched by ReachOut Ireland.
Limerick Leader-23 Mar 2015
Deputy Dan Neville, president of the Irish Association ofSuicidology, said that while many felt drugs were being over-prescribed, medication …
Limerick Leader-19 Mar 2015
The president of The Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville TD, said this Wednesday what Shane has done will help to ensure that …
RTE.ie-10 Mar 2015
Fine Gael TD Dan Neville, the President of the Irish Association ofSuicidology, said it would always be extremely difficult to determine exactly …
The Irish Association of Suicidology was founded in 1996 by Dr. John Connolly, the late Dr. Michael Kelleher, and Mr. Dan Neville T.D. The IAS has been working with community, voluntary and statutory bodies since its inception to inform, educate and promote positive suicide prevention policies throughout the island of Ireland.
The IAS prides itself on being a forum where all organisations can come together and exchange knowledge regarding any aspect of suicidology which is gained from differing perspectives and experiences. In our opinion no group, voluntary or professional has a monopoly of wisdom or expertise about suicide. Suicide prevention is everybody’s responsibility and requires coordinated action by all parts of our society. Through its conferences and publications, the IAS highlights various aspects of suicide and endeavours to influence public policy and insure that positive action is taken to provide adequate strategies to combat this tragic problem in our society
Aims & Objectives
The Association was founded in 1996. Among its aims and objectives are the following: