Thursday, 6 October 2005
Department of Health and Children
The National Office for Suicide Prevention was established by the Health Service Executive following the publication of the national strategy for action on suicide prevention, Reach Out, on 8 September 2005. This office will oversee the implementation of the strategy and will co-ordinate suicide prevention activities across the State, consult widely on the planning of future initiatives and ensure best practice in suicide prevention.
On the role, functions, duties and budget of this office, as referred to by the Deputy, my Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the Health Service Executive to arrange to have this information issued directly to the Deputy.