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Dive logoWorking with UCDSU we have launched a Text2Donate service which allows participants in the UCDSU Skydive Challenge 2016 to receive €4.00 text donations. Participants, please check your email for your new Text2Donate information pack.

Supporters arriving at your personal campaign page will now be offered the option of online sponsorship or information on how to Text2Donate

Text donations received for your campaign will be automatically added to your campaign total within 48 hours.

100% of your €4.00 donation goes directly to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland across most network operators. Some network operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 will go to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 680 5278.

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UCD Students' Union have pledged to raise €100,000 for registered charity, Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI). They've recruited 530 students in support of this challenge as part of a major campaign which culminates in a mass charity skydive and most recently features a naked calendar.

They've raised over €10,000 so far and hope to raise a further €30,000 by selling 3,000 naked calendars for €10 through campaign participants and on campus shops. All proceeds will assist YSPI reduce levels of youth suicide in Ireland through a classroom based programme, The Four Steps to Help, provided free of charge to secondary schools around the country.

YSPI was founded in 2007 as there were no national charities focusing specifically on the problems and issues of youth suicide and self-harm in Ireland. They receive no support from the state and are completely dependent on public donations. UCD Students' Union have committed to raise them €100,000 because rates for suicide and self harm are particularly high for young Irish women and men. Ireland has the 3rd highest youth suicide rate in the European Union. 

UCD Students' Union President for 2015/16 Marcus O'Halloran says this calendar, while controversial, helps a good cause: "We're organizing a naked Christmas calendar and a skydive as part of our fundraising campaign for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. We've been accused of being off message but all our ideas are run by YSPI and they agree with our methods. We want to draw attention to what we're doing. We need attention to get this much money together. Charities like YSPI have a real need for resources which aren't being provided by Government. We want to help expand & develop their Schools Visit programme, their Four Steps to Help programme, and we're going all out to meet that end."

Calendars cost €10.00 plus €2.00 postage and 100% of the €10.00 cost of the calendar goes directly to YSPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your payment has been processed successfully. Thank you for your support of YSPI. If you would like any assistance please call our helpline on 021 242 7173 or 01 485 3827.

On behalf of all at YSPI & UCDSU thank you again for your support

Alan McKelvie & Tony Philpott from YSPI

 

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland urgently need your support to continue to fund our dedicated Schools Visits Outreach Team who will be providing our "Four Steps to Help" Suicide Awareness and Prevention visits for schools, colleges and youth organisations in 2016.  As you can imagine providing suicide awareness and prevention information directly to young people in a safe and supportive environment are critical to helping to reduce that frighteningly high rates of youth suicide in Ireland.

With your help we can increase the number of talks that we are able to provide and bring this vital service to young people across the country.  One Skydive PAYS For One More School Visit
School Visits are 100% funded by YSPI as part of our outreach work and there is no cost to the school or organisation to book and host a talk.

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UCDSU Skydive for youth suicide prevention!

 

Thank you for your interest in joining us on our UCDSU Skydive Challenge in support of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's Schools Visit Programme.

  It’s as easy as 1-web  2-web  3-web to sign up for our Skydive Experience

1-webRegister online by completing the Sign Up form. You can click HERE or click the Sign Up button below.  You can also call our Registration line on 021 - 242 7173 or 01 - 485 3827. 
Queries can also be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2-webOnce you complete your signup you will have access to your Personal Campaign Page on this website. We will send out your Fundraising Pack, including your Authorisationcertificate, sponsorship sheet and introduction letter to you by email within 1 hour

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Raise the minimum target of €500 online through your Campaign page or you can raise funds offline and send them to us.  PLEASE NOTE the minimum target includes the cost of your UCDSU Skydive Experience. Remember that UCDSU will be holding big fundraisers during the year and the proceeds from those events will be shared equally between all the skydive particpants.

 

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Why we need your help?

Fotolia 44037348 SYouth  Suicide Prevention Ireland urgently need funds to continue to fund our dedicated Schools Outreach Team who provide our "Four Steps to Help" Suicide Awareness and Prevention talks for schools and interested organisations in 2015.  As you can imagine providing suicide awareness and prevention information directly to young people in a safe and supportive environment are critical to helping to reduce that frighteningly high rates of youth suicide in Ireland.

With your help we can increase the number of talks that we are able to provide and this vital service to more schools, colleges and youth organisations.

Our Four Steps to Help Programme has been specifically developed by YSPI and approved by our Advisory Board as age appropriate for ages 16+ which allows us to provide a frontline service to young people.  These talks are 100% funded by YSPI as part of our outreach work and there is no cost to the school or organisation to book and host a talk.

Why should you consider supporting us?

There has never been a more important time to support youth suicide prevention in Ireland as young people are being hit on all sides by the reality of Ireland in 2015 and suicide rates are rising again and, sadly, our most at risk group is young males..

Many families are now in financial trouble leading to tension between parents and siblings. Many young people can be faced with a very sudden decline in standard of living, or the discovery that their parents can't now afford to send them to university or college. They also face the terrible prospect that there may not be work at home for them for some years to come, and face the prospect of life on social welfare or emigration.

It can seem a bleak picture to young people but there is so much help and support available to them, both amongst their friends, family and peer group, and also in the wider community where many are working to prevent youth suicide on a daily basis.

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Once you've done some fundraising offline, you'll need to return the money you have collected. There are a few different ways you can do this.

 

Ways to return money:

  • Pay online
  • By phone
  • By post
  • At any AIB bank
Paying online

You can return your sponsorship money online. It’s quick and easy to do.

 

You must be logged in to pay online.

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By Phone

Pick up the phone and call us. Please have your credit card and Skydive ID to hand.

 

Republic of Ireland
021 242 7173

 

By Post

Send a cheque made payable to YSPI in the post with a note clearly stating your full name, address and your Skydive ID. You’ll find your Skydive ID on the top of the Authorisation Letter.

 

Republic of Ireland
YSPI, Atrium Business Centre, 1st Floor The Atrium, Blackpool Retail Park, Blackpool, Cork City

 

At your bank

Go to your local AIB bank with your Skydive funds and fill in one of their deposit slips. Remember to enter "Skydive" and your skydive ID in the narrative/ref box so we can send you a receipt.

 

AIB Bank:
Account number: 32388030
IBAN: IE64 AIBK 9340 5432 3880 30
Sorting code: 93-40-54        BIC:   AIBKIE2D
Branch: Blackpool, Cork City

Please remember

You must quote your Skydive ID on donations so we can send you a receipt. This number can be found on the top of the letter in your Skydive pack.

If you don't know your Skydive ID we can send it to you. Just call one of the phone numbers above.

So you’ve decided to take part in the Indoor Bungee Jump Experience – that’s great news! Now it’s down to the fun stuff: planning how to raise your fundraising target.

Here is a list of fundraising ideas you could try.

Watch

Invite your friends around for a movie marathon. Stick on something exciting and stay away from the fridge!

Play

Dust off your Trivial Pursuit and host a pub quiz at your local. All non-skydivers could pay €5 to take part. It’s for a good cause.

Sport

Organise a sponsored sporting event. How about a tag rugby tournament at work? Or an egg and spoon race at school?

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A ed473e sale at school, or at work, is a great way to get everyone involved. Ed473e something scrumptious and tempt all those who aren’t fasting.

Think

Put on your thinking cap and organise an event of your own. Round up your talented friends and put on a concert or a performance in aid of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Or, try an office talent show, a mad hair day, a give-up-your-phone day or whatever you like.


We’d love to hear what you’re doing for the skydive. Tell us your plans by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

About YSPI and our Youth Suicide Prevention Work

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland was founded in 2007 and is a registered Irish Charity (RCN 20070670 CHY18438). Our founding aim was to create a charity working to prevent suicide amongst the young people of Ireland specifically.

Now in our eighth year we have a number of youth projects running this year that really need your support.

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YSPI School & College Visits Programme 2016

Four Steps for Schools is Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's main youth education outreach programme for 2016. Our School and College Visits Programme is an educational programme that supports dedicated Schools Outreach Teams who provide our "Four Steps to Help" Suicide Awareness and Prevention talks for schools and interested organisations.  As you can imagine providing suicide awareness and prevention information directly to young people in a safe and supportive environment are critical to helping to reduce that frighteningly high rates of youth suicide in Ireland.

With your help we can increase the number of talks that we are able to provide and this vital service to more schools, colleges and youth organisations.

Our Four Steps to Help Programme has been specifically developed by YSPI and approved by our Advisory Board as age appropriate for ages 16+ which allows us to provide a frontline service to young people.  These talks are 100% funded by YSPI as part of our outreach work and there is no cost to the school or organisation to book and host a talk.

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The Four Steps to Help Programme

The Four Steps to Help Programme focuses on providing a simple way to help develop awareness of youth suicide prevention, four simple steps that will allow any of us to:become more aware of our friends, peers and those around us everyday

  • recognise the warning signs of suicidal and pre-suicidal behaviours
  • ask the right questions at the right time
  • know when to seek help for ourself or others

 The Four Step Programme provides young people with the information needed to follow the four steps to help,Watching - Showing - Asking - Helping, which could allow them to recognise pre-suicidal warning signs,react to them and take action in time to save a life.

For more information please visit www.foursteptohelp.com

 

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FreeText Crisis Assistance Service

Since Spring 2014 YSPI has been providing a free to text crisis assistance service for people at risk of suicide or those concerned about friends or family.  The service provides contact numbers and simple suicide prevention information and is totally free of charge to use.  Our FreeText code 50015 can be texted even if you have no credit.

Our Freetext service has been a great success and we receive a high volume of texts every day. This vital service is not cheap to run and we receive no state support so if you can join our 24-Hour fast and raise even a few euro to keep the service running it would be greatly appreciated.

For more information please visit http://yspi.eu/index.php/how-we-help/freetext-information-service

 

 

Say the 'S' Word Campaign

The Say the 'S' Word Campaign focuses on the reluctance of many adults, and some young people, to discuss suicide or even mentioned the dreaded 'S' word. It is vital to realise that TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN!

So we have commissioned a comic strip to stimulate discussion and engage adults and young people in being open to talking about 'S'uicide. Young people need to know and understand that they can turn to their parents or other trusted adult in their life and talk about the issues facing them without fear of rejection or reluctance to discuss a particular subject. Often this process can begin by taking a simple step like saying the 'S' word: Suicide.

The Say the 'S' Word Campaign provides information on how to talk with adults, and how adults should talk with young people, when they are trying to discuss concerns. The campaign comic strip is available as a poster and is being sent out to schools and colleges with notes on discussion plans for lessons so that it can be the focus for class or group discussions on the issues around youth suicide.

For more information please vist www.saythesword.eu. To download the Say the 'S' Word comic strip please click here

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