Flourish! A Churches Initiative On Suicide

A series of ‘Flourish! A Churches Initiative On Suicide’ roadshows will be held at various venues across the province.  The Flourish! suicide prevention and mental health roadshows are for all clergy, youth workers & lay pastors. Also church staff and volunteers who are likely to be involved with individuals and families impacted by suicide and mental health issues.

The series of five Roadshow events will take place between Wednesday 26th October and Wednesday 30th November 2016 at various locations across the province. These have been developed by the Churches Community Work Alliance, Lighthouse Ireland and supported by clergy from several Christian churches in Northern Ireland. They are also supported by and in partnership with the Public Health Agency.

Flourish! A churches initiative on suicide

To find the Roadshow event closest to yourself and book your place at one of these FREE events, please click on one of the following links.

  • 26th October 2016 2:00PM-4:00PM – Ballymena – at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland
  • 9th November 2016 10:00AM-12noon – Downpatrick – at Social Enterprise Hub, Killyleagh
  • 16th November 2016 2:00PM-4:00PM – Newry – at The Parish Centre, Hill St
  • 23rd November 2016 -10:00AM-12noon – Omagh – at Omagh Community Centre
  • 30th November 2016 – 10:00AM-12noon – Belfast – at Fortwilliam & MacRory Presbyterian, Antrim Rd

Flourish! A churches initiative on suicide. A series of roadshows  aimed at church leaders and staff.  Giving training and awareness on suicide prevention and mental health issues. Helping church leaders to support people who they come into contact with who have been affected by suicide.

Excerpt taken from the Flourish! website – ‘Churches are at the forefront in caring for families and communities who have been affected by the suicide of a loved one. This support, which takes many forms, is long term and holistic. The project aims to enhance this support through training, awareness raising and helpful liturgical initiatives…it has the potential to make an important contribution to the care of many in our society.’

For more information, log on to the Flourish! website here.