Our Charity Partners

Pieta House is proud to partner with like-minded charities around the world. All the charities below have been selected by local committees in recognition of their work in the areas of mental health and wellbeing. Click on the charity logos below for more information.

Australia

Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney

batyr

batyr is a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. We smash the stigma surrounding mental ill health and empower young people to reach out for support. We help create communities that support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Ballina

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. Counsellors respond to more than 6,000 calls each week[1] about issues ranging from relationship breakdown and bullying to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, depression and drug and alcohol usage.

Darwin

Headspace Darwin (Anglicare NT)

Provides tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 - 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

Perth

Mates in Construction

Vision to be To be Australia’s leading industry suicide prevention organisation focusing on raising awareness, building capacity, providing help and research

Belgium

Brussels

Centre de Prevention de suicide

To help you, the Suicide Prevention Center offers various services: a free 24/7 volunteer managed helpline, an online forum to connect users and fight stigma, and free suicidal crisis counselling

Brussels

Centrum ter Preventie van Zelfdoding

The Center for Prevention of Suicide is a non-profit organization with the basic objective of preventing suicide. We have been doing this since 1979. The CPZ operates from three services that are interconnected and complement each other.
The Suicide Line 1813, the Formation Service and the Study Service

Canada

Calgary

Distress Centre Calgary

Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) has provided 24-hour crisis support in Calgary and southern Alberta since 1970. They do this through their 24-hour crisis and 211 information and referral line, email, daily chat, and daily text for our youth. They also provide short term professional counselling for individuals, couples & families in crisis. They do not define crisis and all their services are free.

Edmonton

Coordinated Suicide Prevention Programme

The CSPP has been proactive in the area of suicide awareness and prevention since 1998. The CSPP works to reduce the number of suicides in our area through a number of projects including: Suicide Awareness and Prevention presentations geared to schools, businesses and organizations; events that promote awareness of Suicide such as The Rotary Run for Life, and projects that support those suffering a loss by suicide such as Phototherapy, the Left Behind documentary and an annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss event.

Ottawa

Youth Services Bureau

The YSB provies effective, early-intervention serices for youth and their familie sthourgh mental health, chemical health, family education, and diversion.

Vancouver

The Kettle Society

The Kettle Society is a charitable organization and society located in Vancouver, British Columbia. We work with people living with mental illness, poverty, homelessness, and substance use. We serve 5,000 individuals each year, manage over 400 units of supportive housing, and operate a Mental Health Drop-In Centre that provides meals every day of the year. We also provide Advocacy services, an ID Bank, Homeless Outreach, a women’s transition house, Health Clinic, volunteer program, and supported employment.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Mind Hong Kong

Mind Hong Kong is dedicated to ensuring that no one in Hong Kong has to face a mental health problem alone. They support people to make the best recovery possible through gaining the recognition, support and respect that they need. Through bringing global best practice from international charities and localising it to the Hong Kong context, information, training and resources are disseminated alongside local charity partners. Mind Hong Kong and KELY Support Group already collaborate to improve youth mental health through their Coolminds initiative. Funds from Darkness into Light will fund a Suicide Prevention campaign for World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2019.

Hong Kong

KELY Support Group

KELY Support Group primarily serves young people in Hong Kong empowering them through KELY's programmes to reach their full potential.  This is achieved currently through 3 core services, "PREVENTION EDUCATION AND HARM REDUCTION" - "POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT" - "ADVOCACY". Darkness Into Light Hong Kong is launching it's support for KELY this year 2019. Specifically, the support will be focused on mental health and well being where KELY offers young people through their partner schools a range of programmes including a peer support framework and mental health literary training. For a full year's peer support training programme working with 20 students in need from a school, a budget of HKD$ 100,000 is needed.

Hong Kong

Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong

Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong has for almost 60 years now served people in Hong Kong with emotional needs, depression, and suicidal risks.  This is achieved currently through 3 main initiatives , Hotline Centre ("TOUCH") - Suicide Crisis Intervention Centre ("ALIVE") - Life Education Centre ("GROW"). Darkness Into Light Hong Kong is reaffirming it's support for these Centres for the 3rd year. Specifically for 2019, support will be focussed on the Life Education Centre pilot Good Samaritan Scheme. In view of student suicides in recent years, selected students with difficulties in contemporary education will develop their talents in the areas of animation production, VIsual Reality production, Mobile Apps programming and Photography.  They will then work together to exhibit what they have created with the theme of suicide prevention.  Students will also join life education seminars and have open discussion with Key Opinion Leaders in the field.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

SOS Detresse

SOS Detresse commits to help people in need of support. People whose critical needs are not being met, people whose loved ones have died by suicide, and people who are struggling with mental illness.

Luxembourg

Luxemburg League of Mental Health

The Information and Prevention Service (formerly the Information and Prevention Center) is a service of the League (formerly Luxemburg League of Mental Hygiene).

Its mission is to inform, communicate, train in mental health, support families, foster collaboration between aid structures and develop prevention actions with high added value.

Its actions aim to combat stigma by raising the awareness of the entire community to better understand mental disorders, their treatments and the organization of care.

New Zealand

Christchurch, Wellington

Lifeline Aotearoa

Lifeline Aotearoa’s helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers. They also provide suicide prevention training for workplaces and specialist counselling.

Auckland, Hamilton

Mates Café

MATES Cafe is a network of trained Men and Women (including Teens, Elders, LGBT+) of all cultures and ethnicity who are able to meet with a person at their local cafe in a time of crisis and offer emotional support and encouragement. It's not about therapy, fixing them or giving advice, but simply being there, really hearing them and helping them to find new direction. If you need a MATE or want to become one, find out more at www.mates.org.nz

Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes Family Centre

Queenstown Lakes Family Centre is a primary mental health and social service provider. We are a team of Registered Health Professionals who specialise in working with children and families. We offer a range of evidence based services ti support families in meeting the emotional, social and behavioural needs of their children.

Netherlands 

Amsterdam

113

113 Zelfmoordpreventie is the Dutch National Organization for Suicide Prevention. Our mission is for a  country where nobody dies of suicide in loneliness or despair. We are convinced that, on an annual basis, hundreds of suicides can be prevented when the taboo on suicide is broken and healthcare for suicidal patients is organized inventively and with care.

Northern Ireland

Antrim & Newtownabbey

Antrim Youth Information and Counselling Centre

Our team of highly qualified and professionally trained counsellors provide a one to one counselling service. All counsellors are members of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their guidelines.

Ballymena

Turning Point Northern Ireland

Turning Point NI offers support, intervention and preventative awareness around the issues of suicide; self-harm, addiction and mental health. It offers support and counselling to those individuals facing these difficulties

Crossmaglen

PIPS Hope and Support

IPS Newry and Mourne offers the community a targeted response to suicide and self harm and is the leading suicide prevention charity in the area.

Hannahstown

Suicide Awareness and Support Group

The mission of the Suicide Awareness and Support Group of Hannahstown is to create a safer and healthier community by preventing suicide and supporting those effected through the provision of awareness raising, crisis intervention and family support services.

Rostrevor

Samaritans of Newry

Provides a volunteer run 24/7 helpline, text line, letter, email, and offers face-to-face visits for people struggling to cope and dealing with suicidal ideation

Cookstown

The Hubbt80

Our mission is to positively impact the physical and mental health of the Cookstown community and beyond. This encourages better community relationships starting with ‘the person.’ The Hub BT80 is an innovative, volunteer led charity, established 6 years ago when Carol Doey recognised the need in our community for a neutral, welcoming and all-inclusive space. By working with the community we design and implement a range of initiatives promoting mental health and well-being.

Lisnaskea

Oak Healthy Living Centre

he Oak Healthy Living Centre based in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, was founded in order to positively impact the physical and mental health of the inhabitants of the Erne East area, and beyond. By working with the community to design and implement a range of initiatives promoting well-being and healthy lifestyles, reducing trauma and encouraging social development.

Ormeau Park

PIPS

PIPS Charity is here to provide support to individuals who are considering, or who have at some point considered, ending their own lives. PIPS also provide support to those families & friends who have been touched by suicide.

Derry City

Foyle Search and Rescue

Foyle Search and Rescue was set up by local people in 1993 in response to the alarmingly high number of drownings in the river (30 within 18 months) and has adopted the role of preventing suicide and supporting families in the City.

Our aim is to reduce the number of people who die through drowning in the River Foyle – one of the coldest and fastest flowing rivers in Europe.

Our volunteers are from the local community and selflessly give up hours of their personal time every week to help those in need

Causeway

Coleraine Samaritans

Provides a volunteer run 24/7 helpline, text line, letter, email, and offers face-to-face visits for people struggling to cope and dealing with suicidal ideation

Strabane

Koram Centre

The Koram Centre is a registered charity, offering professional therapeutic intervention and psychosocial support. All of our counsellors and psychotherapists are highly qualified and work in line with such professional standards as BPS, BACP and BABCP. We are independent in our style of working but we all share a common passion for therapy and a commitment to emotional wellbeing.

Dromore

Tara Centre

The vision of the Tara Centre, founded in 1996, seeks to build a society where diversity can be experienced as enrichment and pain can be engaged with as the raw material of deep personal transformation. Throughout the past 23 years, practical expression has been given to the aspirations of the Vision Statement, “…in the service of healing, peace and holistic wellbeing”. by developing and delivering a wide range of healing and life-enhancing initiatives such as Counselling, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Complementary Therapy, educational Workshops and Seminars, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and the Bookshop and Lending Library.

Poland

Warsaw

Itaka Foundation

The Itaka Foundation is the only non-governmental organisation in poland which lokos for missing people and supports their families. They run a programme "stop depresji" specifically geared at supporting families of people who may be missing due to a death by suicide.

South Africa

Cape Town

LifeLine

LifeLine aims to cultivate and grow emotional health in individuals and communities; by preventing and healing emotional trauma and crisis through counselling, training and capacity building, and engaging and mobilising communities.

Spain

Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol

Afesol Salud

AFESOL (Association of Relatives and People with Mental Illness of the Costa del Sol), is a non-profit association, formed by relatives and people with mental illness, united to find solutions to the problems that arise with mental illness. Our goals are to help improve the quality of life of people with mental illness and their families, claim improvements in Mental Health in the province of Malaga, and support family members and people with mental illness in relationships with the administration.

Sweden

Uppsala

Mind

Mind's mission is to promote mental health and prevent mental health issues. This is done by offering support through our help lines, knowledge sharing and raising awareness as well as advocating for change and increased understanding for mental health issues.

Switzerland

Zurich

Trauernetz

Switzerland-wide networking of follow-up care for people who have experienced a traumatic loss. Bereavement care for those who have lost a loved on to suicide.Promotion of guided self-help groups and establishment of a quality circle for the leaders

UK

Cricklewood London, Staines London

ICAP

ICAP was founded to encourage the Irish Community in the UK to address mental health issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment. ICAP has been successful in tackling this strong stigma through its culturally sensitive therapeutic approach coupled with strong partnerships with Irish welfare organisations, alcohol and mental health services for nearly 20 years.

Leeds

Leeds Mind

The aim of our work is to help people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives. Leeds Mind promotes positive mental health and wellbeing, and provides help and support to those who need it. We offer many services, including: counselling, group therapy, social support, peer support, self directed support, social prescribing, housing support, employment support, suicide bereavement support, and mental health training.

Birmingham

Birmingham Mind

Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries. Earlier this year and partnership with Birmingham Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust we launched Birmingham’s first ever Crisis Cafe. The service is open to anyone in mental health crisis