Limerick hospital staff help Pieta House save lives

Limerick hospital staff help Pieta House save lives

first_imgEmail Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads SUICIDE and self-harm service Pieta House have received a donation of almost €2,500, which was raised by UL Hospitals staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The donation was made after 200 people, predominantly UL Hospitals staff, participated in the ‘From Couch to 5k’ run/walk around Dooradoyle and Raheen last August. It was one of a series of initiatives to promote health and wellness among UL Hospitals staff.The donation will now go towards helping people at risk of suicide and self-harm in the Mid-West.Kieran O’Brien of Pieta House said that the donation would help three or four people and could even help save their lives.“It will be spent locally to help our service users from the initial assessment to the talk therapy with our qualified psychotherapists. That could be twice a week for ten weeks or, if they are really in a crisis, four or five times a week,” he said.“But what is equally important is the awareness hospital staff have created around Pieta House and we are extremely grateful for that. We work with a lot of people who have attempted suicide, people with suicide ideation and people who engage in self-harm.“We’ll be open five years in Mungret very soon and it’s great to create awareness that we are very close by.” In those five years, Pieta House has helped more than 6,500 people in Limerick. NewsLocal NewsLimerick hospital staff help Pieta House save livesBy Alan Jacques – October 30, 2015 1017 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter TAGSfeaturedlimerickPieta Houseself-harmsuicideUL Hospitals Previous articleTax breaks to breathe new life into Limerick city centreNext articleRevival of The Unlucky Cabin Boy Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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