The GRASP Life Foundation
The website is dedicated to Mary’s only son Garry who died by suicide on 9-01-2004 at the age of 24. Since then, Mary has trained as a psychotherapist and is currently providing a counselling service to clients who are feeling suicidal.
“Our mission with this foundation is to support those experiencing emotional distress or thinking of suicide through professional therapeutic counselling and support by psychotherapists trained in the area of suicide prevention”
The GRASP Life Foundation’s aim for the future is to open a centre, covering Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal providing a specialised counselling service and programme for those having suicidal thoughts. The centre will also help those affected by suicide with a support team of trained and accredited psychotherapist. In order to provide this much needed facility GRASP are hoping to raise €250,000. We would appreciate all contributions and donations towards this project.
If you are interested or would like to become involved in helping us raise funds, please contact us on 087 4188053.
The GRASP Life Foundation will endeavour to meet the National Quality Standards recently developed by the Irish Association of Suicide Prevention (IAS) for the delivery of services by organisations to those bereaved by suicide in Ireland. Organisations who meet these standards will be accredited and audited to a set of minimum standards.
Those who contact the Grasp Life Foundation can be assured that all calls will be answered by a trained professional in suicide intervention and prevention. All callers will be treated with respect and total confidentiality is assured.
- Wishing Darren Kerrigan the best of luck in the Warriors at the end of August.He is doing it for GRASP
- Thank you to Molly Reynolds and her committee for the annual Mark Reynolds memorial run which took place in July. This provided GRASP Life with 4300 euro.
- Thanks also to Ruth Mc Manus Taheny for hosting Gurteens got talent and Family fun day on last Saturday in Teach Murray Gurteen Co Sligo.It was a brilliant day and night and thanks to Ruths committee and Jack from Teach Murray for all their help and assistance.The proceeds of 4750eu went to Grasp.
- Thanks to Margaret Mulvey from Donegal who did the mini -marathon for GRASP.
- Thanks to to Anita Brady [Face of Ireland] and Brian Cunningham [CEO] for their ongoing support.
- Many thanks to Simone Feehily [Dromahair] and a pupil of St Claires Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton and Ciara Clinton for raising 160euro for Grasp recently.
- Thanks to everyone who has donated to Grasp in recent times.
- Grasp are now registered with MY CHARITY so donations can be made on line.
All Welcome - Feel Free To Drop In
The Grasp Life foundation now provide a free drop in [or by appointment] counselling service at the following locations-every Tuesday from 11 to 5 at Tir Hugh Ballyshannon Co Donegal and Enniscrone Co Sligo in the Resource Centre Enniscrone from 11 to 5 oclock. Any person who is depressed,suicidal,in crisis, or bereaved by suicide are welcome.All counsellors providing this service are fully accrediated, Garda vetted and are very experienced in the all mental health issues. Confidentiality and respect is always assured.
Grasp Bereavement Meeting
The monthly Grasp bereavement meeting continues every month in St Michaels Sligo on the first Thursday of every month at 8pm. Any person bereaved by or affected by suicide is more than welcome to attend..
Will aim to meet the National Quality Standard recently developed by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (N.O.S.P.) for the delivery of serviced by an organisation, to those bereaved by suicide. Organisations who meet these standards will be accredited and audited to a set of minimum standards.
We aim to provide a dedicated full time suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service through
To open a centre providing a specialised counselling programme for those with suicidal ideation with a support team of accredited psychotherapists.
Bereavement support though a specialised support group and an outreach service for those bereaved by suicide.