From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service hasn’t let up. In 2017 alone, over 7,000 people came through our doors suffering from suicidal ideation and/or engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling.
As it has been from day one, everything is free of charge and our staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.
We’re passionate about our life-saving work. As 90% of our income comes from fundraising events, we rely heavily on the support and encouragement of our volunteers and friends of Pieta.
About this role:
The Resilience Academy is the response of Pieta House to a nationally recognised requirement for mental health awareness in schools (National Office for Suicide Prevention, 2015) This 6 week course for second year students is part of the Pieta House suicide and self-harm prevention programme.
The Resilience Academy Facilitator will be involved in the delivery of the 6 week programme among second year class groups within a school environment plus giving psychoeducation talks and presentations to various groups and interested parties. The Resilience Academy Facilitator will report to the Training Manager.