Our Partner Charities

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

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.

Perth

Sirens of Silence

Founded by Paramedics Lyn and Ian Sinclair in 2015 after a surge in the number of suicides within the Ambulance Service in W.A. Our focus is to assist and support those who serve to protect and save our lives. We have progressed to provide support for all frontline first responders in Australia Police, Fire and Ambulance. We support all Emergency Services Personnel, to engage with each-other in creating a culture change to remove the social stigma that has long been associated within emergency services.

Belgium

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

Centre de Prevention de suicide

Established in 1970, the Centre de Prévention du Suicide (CPS) is a suicide prevention crisis centre for French-speaking people in Belgium.

With the help of well-trained volunteers, it provides 24-hour crisis support through the free and anonymous helpline 0800 32 123.

The CPS also provides professional counselling for people (individuals, families and groups) at risk of suicide and people grieving after the suicide of a loved one.

Other services include training programmes for professionals interested in better suicide prevention practices, as well as group sessions for schools, companies and organisations after a suicide occurs.

Over its 50 years of existence, the CPS has participated in and led many suicide prevention projects. It remains active in the fight against social stigma, and as a primary source of support and information on mental health and suicide prevention for the French speaking parts of Belgium.

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

Established in 1998, the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program (CSPP) is a prevention and education program, based in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region West.  We work under the charitable status of the Simon Poultney Foundation.  We work in partnership with schools and community groups to reduce stigma related to suicide, to build community capacity by equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide, to provide hope for those living with thoughts of suicide, and support for those who have lost someone to suicide.  

Niagara

CMHA Niagara

Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara branch, has been providing mental health programs and services to assist individuals 16 years and older with their short and long-term mental health goals for more than 50 years. CMHA Niagara is a registered charity providing a continuum of mental health services. This means we assist those with early signs of mild to moderate unwellness, those with more severe daily living impacts, those with diagnosable mental illness and those recovering from mental illness.

Ottawa

Youth Services Bureau

YSB has a team of experienced counsellors, with access to a multi-disciplinary team. They offer welcoming, non-judgmental mental health services for youth and families. All services are free and accessible in both official languages (English and French). These services include a crisis phone line, crisis chat service, a walk-in clinic, counselling services, intensive family support, as well as a mobile crisis intervention team working in the community.

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.

China

Hong Kong

The Ireland Fund China Limited

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.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Isle Listen

Isle Listen is a charitable initiative that offers early interventions for a range of mental health and wellbeing issues. We want everybody on the Isle of Man to feel emotionally empowered and effectively supported with their mental health. Currently, our services are available face-to-face in Island secondary schools and workplaces, as well as having access to variety of online resources through our social media, YouTube page and website.

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

Kanner Jugend Telefone

The KJT has been founded in 1992 and has developed greatly since then. The organisation offers several services aiming at supporting children and young people. The organisation’s slogan is “Bleif net eleng, ruff un” (Don’t stay alone, call us). These services are based on the principles of anonymity and confidentiality. The well trained volunteer counsellors will listen and are aware of the problems the caller might be worried about. They will not solve children’s problems or tell them what to do. They offer a confidential space to talk and will always try to help the children to find themselves answers to their questions or solutions to their problems.

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.

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.

New Zealand

Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington

Lifeline Aotearoa

Our free community helplines (Lifeline 24/7, Suicide Crisis Helpline, Kidsline) as well as our text support service HELP (4357) are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from call centres in Auckland and Christchurch.

Northern Ireland

Antrim

Muckamore Parish Development Association (MPDA)

Through the support of Muckamore Parish Development Association (MPDA) this year FOCUS will be able to continue to promote positive mental health and wellbeing through their programmes, awareness raising events and one 2 one youth provision. FOCUS (Focusing On Community & Understanding Suicide) are a group of young people that have come together, with the aim of raising suicide awareness prevention to everyone within Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council area and the wider community.

Antrim

Solas Moyle

We provide a wide range of support including talking therapies and skills based activities, both in groups and one to one setting. Under normal circumstances, we would encourage you to visit us, even if you are not attending one our programmes as you will be made welcome and become part of our relaxed and supportive community.

Antrim

Turning Point Northern Ireland

Turning Point NI continue to provide a suicide  intervention/ prevention service and mental health facility to those in immediate crisis. Our service involves deescalation of crisis and therapeutic care. Turning Point NI wish to offer this service to all those in the community who are suffering from mental ill health and be a part of there journey to reach the individuals full potential. 

Antrim

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.

Antrim

PIPS

PIPS Suicide Ireland Charity provides 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. We deliver suicide prevention and bereavement support services, 1 to 1 counselling, befriending services, advocacy support and complimentary therapies and our client led ‘no appointment needed’ service. This ‘no appointment needed’ approach ensures there is always someone to contact for a chat when a person might feel vulnerable, might be at risk of suicidal behaviours or is simply in need of assistance. We also provide a range of bespoke training programmes. PIPS is their light in the dark. We’re extremely lucky to be supported by the community over the years. People have carried out numerous events and fundraising activities, giving us the vital funds that allow us to keep our doors open, and continue providing these necessary life-saving services. We as a charity do not receive any core funding, so we are kept open and functioning by every person in the street who lends a hand. At PIPS we can guarantee that families who have lost loved ones and people in crisis will always be at the heart of our work and their needs will always be paramount in our service delivery.

Antrim

Causeway Community Rescue Service

The Community Rescue Service (CRS) is a charitable search and rescue organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland. . As well as searching for high risk missing persons, the CRS also provide water and ?loor rescue, crisis intervention, side scan sonar search, scene preservation, rural and urban search and rescue, suicide intervention and prevention, body recovery, safety patrols, community support and public education. The CRS have several close working partnerships, with the common goal of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our communities.

Antrim

Samaritans Coleraine & District

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

Armagh

Pips Hope and Support

PIPS Hope and Support is the leading, independent advocate in the Southern Trust and Newry, Mourne and Down Council areas on all aspects of suicide, including; intervention, prevention, postvention and current trauma in order to reduce and prevent suicide, self-harm and emotional and mental distress. With premises at 50 Mill Street, Newry, PIPS Hope and Support deliver outreach services across the SHSCT areas including Armagh, Banbridge and Kilkeel which are all kindly supported and reliant on by donations from the local community and businesses. PIPS was formed in 2003 after the death of CEO Seamus McCabe’s son, Seamus, a 20-year-old student from Bessbrook. Formerly known as PIPS Newry and Mourne, the charity is a one-stop shop and Protect Life Resource Centre, providing information, emotional support, counselling and compassionate assistance for those in crisis, those bereaved through suicide and those experiencing current trauma.The charity also delivers accredited and health approved training and education workshops, such as (ASIST) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health First Aid Training, safeTALK Training, B Positive Training, Resilience training, and the charities own OCN accredited training Shoulder to Shoulder.The PIPS Hope and Support team are here for anyone facing crisis and personal turmoil. Please reach out if you need to talk to someone.For families who have sadly been affected by suicide, the charity provides meaningful support via a suicide bereavement family support worker and a range of counselling services and therapies.

Samaritans of Newry

Samaritans of Newry was established in 1973. We offer emotional support to anyone feeling unable to cope, distressed or isolated. Our vision is that fewer people die by suicide but you don't have to be suicidal to ask for help. We are here for anyone who is going through a difficult time and needs somebody to listen. You don't need to go through this alone.
Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Armagh

Tara Centre

Throughout the past 25 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, all of which are experienced in the caring environment of a healing community and a warm welcoming building where the entire ethos breathes respect.  Despite the challenges presented by Covid 19, we have continued to maintain counselling services by telephone and reintroduced Art Therapy and are committed to offering the other wide range of services as soon as it is safe to do so within Government guidelines.

Derry

Causeway Community Rescue Service

The Community Rescue Service (CRS) is a charitable search and rescue organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland. . As well as searching for high risk missing persons, the CRS also provide water and ?loor rescue, crisis intervention, side scan sonar search, scene preservation, rural and urban search and rescue, suicide intervention and prevention, body recovery, safety patrols, community support and public education. The CRS have several close working partnerships, with the common goal of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our communities.

Derry

Samaritans Coleraine & District

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

Derry

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

Down

Inspire Wellbeing

Inspire is an all-island charity and social enterprise working together with people living with mental ill health, intellectual disability, autism and addictions across Ireland, to ensure they live with dignity and realise their full potential. Our person-centred, whole-society approach means we believe in a culture of compassion, creating a society free from stigma that focuses on people and their abilities. 

Down

Mourne Matters

Mourne Matters has made great progress specializing in improving the mental health and wellbeing for the wider community in Kilkeel and the Mournes areas. The service Mourne Matters provides was badly needed in Kilkeel as normally people from the area had to travel to Newry, Belfast and beyond to avail of proper mental health services.  Our aim is to provide a welcoming hub with personal interactions offered including; counselling, education & training, signposting, support services with a strong focus on alternative therapies.

Fermanagh

Oak Healthy Living Centre

Erne East Community Partnership Ltd is a cross –community partnership incorporating 12 community groups in South and East Fermanagh. The organisation’s operational arm is the Oak Healthy Living Centre which works to address a wide range of issues relating to promoting well-being and preventing ill-health. The organisation has a particular emphasis on addressing mental health issues and suicide prevention at community level. 

Tyrone

The Niamh Louise Foundation

Niamh Louise Foundation provides a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/ or self harm. The Charity will provide love, understanding and respect with a non judgemental listening ear to everyone regardless of age, sex, religion, or ethnicity.

Tyrone

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.

Tyrone

Koram Centre

The Koram Centre are a community/voluntary sector organisation offering support to individuals experiencing mental health/emotional wellbeing issues,  living in Strabane and the surrounding areas. Services offered include counselling, drop-in support, complementary therapies as well as psycho-social support activities. Psycho Social support includes a variety of activities including gardening, education and skills workshops as well as mindfulness/meditation.  In 2019/20, the Koram Centre supported over 1600 service users in total including over 400 individuals through counselling, delivering over 4000 sessions.

Poland

Warsaw

Itaka Foundation

ITAKA Foundation has been operating for 20 years. ITAKA Foundation is the only non-governmental organisation in Poland, which is actively involved in the search for missing children and adults. ITAKA Foundation is also actively involved in the prevention of missing children and adults provides support to their families. We are also engaged in projects promoting mental health, like "Stop Depression" - helpline and educational project.

South Africa

Cape Town

South African Depression and Anxiety Group

SADAG is the leading voice of patient advocacy in the mental health sector, working in urban, peri-urban and the most rural communities across South Africa. SADAG is at the forefront of increasing psychosocial education and training at various levels which involves the training of support group leaders, peer counsellors at a lay counselling level, progressing to the training and development of recognised mental health counsellors in the healthcare sector.

Spain

Benalmedena & Estepona

Afesol

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.

Costa Blanca

ADIEM

ADIEM SENTIT FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA is a non-profit entity focused in people with mental health problems and their relatives, defending their rights, supporting and helping them to develop their projects of life. It was founded 1997 and it is established in the Alicante Region, with centers and supervised houses in Torrevieja, Orihuela and Alicante. ADIEM was declared of national public utility through order INT/1709/2011 of the Ministry of the Interior of June 2 of 2011. It ́s member of the Health Federation Mental Valencian Community and member of the Spain Mental Health Confederation.

Sweden

Riksförbundet SPES

Riksförbundet SPES is a nonprofit organisation working to prevent suicide and to support survivors of suicide loss since 1987. We have just above 100 volunteers who all have in common the trauma of losing a loved one to suicide. An experience that becomes a valuable asset in understanding and supporting other survivors. SPES is Latin and means hope.

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 and Sunbury on Thames

ICAP

ICAP offers counselling and therapy to the Irish community in Britain. Each week ICAP sees 200 clients through therapy centres in London and Birmingham and through a network of therapists working across the country. Two- thirds of ICAP clients are not working and would not otherwise be able to access therapy. www.icap.org.uk

Birmingham

The Samaritans (Solihull Branch)

Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. That’s why we work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

US

Chicago

Suicide Prevention Services (SPS)

When Suicide Prevention Services (SPS) was incorporated in 1998, the intention was to change the focus of treatment from crisis-oriented reactions to early identification, early intervention, and massive public awareness and education.  This goal is still validated by all public health practitioners as best practices to complete the continuum of care needed to prevent suicide.  Through innovative prevention, intervention and postvention services, SPS strives to revolutionize efforts in suicide prevention and put an end to this preventable tragedy.

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