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In almost every school we visit we are told that there are teenagers in that school, or in that town, at risk of serious mental health crises, and the school does not have access to fast crisis intervention.

We want to change that by setting up and running Ireland's FIRST mobile crisis counselling centre for at-risk teenagers.

Ireland’s first mobile youth crisis counselling service

Our special project this year is to raise €150,000 to purchase and fund Ireland’s first free mobile youth crisis counselling service. This would be an amazing opportunity for your company to be involved with a new, innovative, social project that will bring immediate benefits to young people and their families around Ireland.

When we visit schools and colleges one of the most frequent concerns raised by teachers and management is the availability of mental health services for referral. Most teachers are not trained in mental health awareness techniques and school guidance counsellors are often over-stretched particularly around exam time which is a high risk mental health period especially amongst Leaving Cert students.

Our special project for 2020 has four steps so could be split across multiple sponsors or might suit a single sponsor looking to make a significant contribution to youth mental health in Ireland.

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Purchase van for conversion

We intend to purchase a large van with an extended wheelbase similar to the one in the photo. These are available for around €65,000.


Convert it into a mobile crisis counselling centre

Use a specialist conversion firm such as Total Van Solutions in Belfast to convert the van with office fittings and sound-proofing. This is estimated at €15,000.


Staff it with trained crisis counsellors

Mostly we will be able to access volunteer counsellors and therapists in the local area where the counselling centre travels to, but in urgent cases or emergencies then we will be able to staff the vehicle with our own trained crisis counsellors. We estimate the cost at €50,000 per annum.


Be a rapid response unit to provide fast support to teenagers at high risk of suicide

The counselling resource centre is mobile and so will be able to go to schools and colleges as part of our Schools Programme to provide immediate on-site support. However the centre can also be able to respond very quickly to support schools or local communities were there is a teenager in crisis. We estimate the annual running costs at around €20,000 including fuel, insurance and servicing.

What is the proposal?

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland is looking to form social partnerships with organisations that can see the opportunities in becoming involved with a project that will bring immediate benefits to young people and their families around Ireland. Your organisation can become a premier sponsor of Ireland's FIRST mobile Youth Crisis Counselling Service.

Working with us can provide long-term public relations benefits as well as opportunities for corporate philanthropy and social responsibility which will bring immediate improvements to youth mental health in Ireland and even help save young lives.

Sponsorship Relationships

CSR & Corporate Philanthropy Opportunities

This project would give your company an opportunity to fund and support an innovative social project that will be visibly and positively associated with improving youth mental health.

Marketing Relationships

Branding & co-branding Opportunities

Work with us to sponsor this project and your brand would be prominently visible on Ireland's first mobile crisis counselling centre that will be highly visible on the roads and in towns around Ireland.

Media Relationships

Media & Public Relations Opportunities

We have a well-established and responsive social media following and good relationships with print media. We would be delighted to work with you on the project media launch, press release etc that feature your business prominently.

Sponsorship Benefits

This sponsorship project would provide your company with a range of marketing and media opportunities. The charity would be open to discussing more specific marketing proposals with you but some possibilities would include:



Hosting Media Launch

As sponsor you could host the media launch for this project.

Media & Public Relations

Your sponsorship would be acknowledged by charity in all press interviews and press releases

Asset Branding

Physical branding of vehicles, premises etc. with your logo where appropriate

Social Media

Your company acknowledged by charity in all social media posts and online advertising.

Staff Involvement

Your staff can be actively engaged in supporting this project through volunteering or project support.


Your advertising or marketing materials can be included at all project promotions and outreach events.




Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Schools Programme Literature - €10,000

This is the literature given out in each school in our Programme to students and teachers. The materials are given directly to students in the age range 16-21 being transition, 5th and 6th years as well as 1st and 2nd year students in third level education.

All literature can include branding, foreword or include your marketing materials.

Schools & College Awareness Packs 2019 - €9,800

Every August we send out Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention packs to all 780 secondary schools and 130 third level colleges in the country for the start of the new academic year.

Packs can include branding, foreword or include your marketing materials.

Students Against Suicide Packs - €22,000

Students against Suicide is our main third Level Campaign for 2019. Students against Suicide packs will be sent to all 130 third level college Student Unions in the country. This campaign will have direct access to approximately 150,000 students.

Packs can include branding, foreword or include your marketing materials.

County based Information Campaigns - €8,000

With appropriate sponsorship to cover printing costs the charity would be able to use its volunteer network to distribute around 30,000 mental health awareness booklets to homes, business and sports clubs in each county.

We can brand the booklets and distribute your own marketing material as inserts.

County Dublin Information Campaigns - €20,000

The charity would be able to use its volunteer network in Dublin to distribute around 60,000 mental health awareness booklets to homes and sports clubs in the Dublin Metropolitan Area.

We can brand the booklets and distribute your own marketing material as inserts.

Schools Programme Sponsorship

You may prefer to sponsor our Schools Programme rather than make a larger contribution to a specific project. You can make a general donation HERE

Call 1800 828 888

to discuss our Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to get in touch with us please call 1800 828 888 or email as below. You can also use the contact form. We aim to respond to emails within 2 hours.


Youth Suicide Prevetion Ireland
1st Floor 59 High Street
Killarney, Co Kerry
V93 N977


    1800 828 888
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

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For full terms and conditions including our privacy policy click HERE.  Our charity registration is 20070670 and can be verified with the Irish Charity Regulator  We are a tax-exempt charitable trust approved by the Irish Revenue Commissioners under charity number CHY18438 and the charity is also an approved body under the Charities Donation Scheme. Our registered office details are: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry V93 N977. Our contact details are   1800 828 030      admin@yspi.ie.  Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.