About

We Are Northwest Stop

We cater for all age groups.

We are a community, voluntary body that works to prevent suicide by informing educating and promoting positive suicide prevention policies throughout the west and north-west of Ireland. We cater for all age groups and we operate with a strict “no waiting list” policy.

Our fully qualified Garda Vetted Counsellors are located across Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan, Longford, Mayo, & Roscommon. Each of the counsellors have their own counselling rooms available. We also have a counselling room and administrative office at the Beepark Resource Centre in Manorhamilton.

“We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland”.

Mission Statement

North West STOP value and care for each person who seeks our services. Through our experience of working with self- harm and suicide we acknowledge the very difficult life events that can lead people to hurt themselves, or end their lives.

Our purpose is to provide a safe, confidential place where you can safely talk about the loss, stress, confusion, conflicts and other pain in your life. Our style of Counselling is to Listen, Support and perhaps help you with insight to either change what is possible to change or to live more contentedly and creatively with that which is not. We will act to intervene with appropriate support, commitment and compassion.

Adequate funding must be provided for suicide prevention, otherwise we cannot be effective. North West STOP will continue to lobby for regular funding for similar voluntary groups. We greatly acknowledge all the groups, individuals, clubs, organisations and agencies that consistently fund raise for North West Stop. You people are our anchors and we appreciate you and your kindness.

North West STOP (formerly “STOP Suicide”) was founded in 2004 by families who were bereaved by suicide.

We provide a free counselling service where you can safely talk about the loss, stress, confusion, conflicts and other pain in your life.

We create awareness of the problem of suicide & suicidal behaviour in the general public by holding informational talks and by communication of relevant material through the media. (for more info contact 071 9856070)

We facilitate a bereavement support group to those who have been bereaved by suicide. Upon request, we visit families who have been affected by suicide and host a counselling group to assist families in coping with the effects of suicide.

We offer an alternative “play therapy” service which is an appropriate service for children and adolescents or adults

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