About 3Ts Suicide Charity
Suicide charity 3Ts is a registered charity founded in 2003. We work to help prevent deaths by Suicide through education, support and research.
In addition, we have recently expanded our remit to provide a reliable source of information and resources relating a number of mental health issues associated with Suicide.
The tragedy of a death by suicide is devastating for those left behind, for families and loved ones and entire communities. Yet Suicide can be preventable.
What do 3Ts Do?
- Raise awareness of the issue of Suicide & Self-Harm.
- Campaign Government to address the issue.
- Raise funds to help prevent future deaths by Suicide.
- Fund Research.
- Provide 3Ts funding and support to organisations working in areas of Suicide & Self-harm.
- Deliver Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Training.
- NOSP approved safeTALK training provider (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)
- Campaign Government to address the issue of Suicide.
When 3Ts was founded in 2003, Suicide was a taboo subject. But today, issues of Suicide & Mental Health are more readily discussed by a new generation without the same negative attitudes or stigma about mental illness or Suicide.
3Ts continues to help raise awareness of the issues relating to suicide, the devastation it causes and the help available for those in crisis.
Suicide Prevention Training
3Ts promotes positive mental health and suicide alertness. Our facilitators provide safeTALK training Workshops (Suicide Alertness for Everyone). These are available free of charge to interested parties, businesses, community & sporting groups/organisations and more. 3Ts are NOSP approved providers of safeTALK training. Learn more.
3Ts recognises the need for dedicated research into suicide to help inform national suicide prevention strategies. Most recently we have funded a team at Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery in a study entitled: Accessing Help for Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviour in the Emergency Dept. Click here to learn more. The charity strives to fund innovative research programmes such as the ground-breaking “Suicide in Ireland Survey”. This psycho-biological survey of lives lost to suicide was led by 3Ts co-founder, Prof Malone.
3Ts also funded research from the pilot DUMP programme, (Disposal of Medicines Properly programme) in collaboration with the HSE and Trinity College. Learn more.
For a list & further information on 3Ts funded research to date, see here.
3Ts Grant & Funding Support of Other Organisations
The 3Ts promotes an ethos of support including the distribution of a portion of funds raised across a variety of projects and organisations in the fields of suicide prevention, intervention & post-vention. Over the years, 3Ts has donated considerable sums to organisations ranging from small, local services, to larger groups providing support services countrywide. Learn more.
3Ts have lobbied successive Governments to address the issue of Suicide and to adequately resource the implementation the National Suicide Prevention strategy, Connecting for Life. Over the years, Governments have consistently failed to deliver adequate responses to Mental Health & Suicide. 3Ts continues to lobby Government to consider new ways to address this issue.
3Ts are committed to the promotion of health and voluntary work, the advance of education related to mental health & suicide and the advancement of community welfare and development. 3Ts Charitable Purpose of 3Ts as set out in our Memorandum & Articles of Association are to benefit the community by raising funds for:
- The promotion and carrying out of research of suicide & depression;
- Provide courses, lectures and conferences for the general public in connection with suicide & depression.
- The promotion of bereavement support programmes.
- The promotion of research of mental illness.