Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People

by Hope Trust
Play Video
Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People
Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People
Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People
Apr 8, 2021

Hope - the ability to believe in something better

Reaching across the divide
Reaching across the divide

The past 13 months have taught us that hope is an essential to sustain us through troubled times. In Ireland, as in many countries, the tight lockdowns, deaths, uncertainty about the future, loss of physical contact, employment and general freedoms that many consider 'rights' have taken their toll.  It has meant that many people's resilience levels have been stretched.  

It is a special privilege to be able to offer support and encouragement at this time to those who are overwhelmed and struggling with despair.  Our counselling department has been busy over the last 3 months with a variety of different cases but for most, the pandemic has intensified the issues they are facing.  So many are grieving alone at present, or struggling with anxiety over the unknown that it is hard to normalise what is far from a 'normal' event in our history.  Many have been entertaining suicidal thinking as an escape.  

At the beginning of this year we undertook a confidential evaluation of our counselling service with clients, to check if what we were offering was accomplishing all that we hoped it might. We were really encouraged with the feedback we received and would like to share a few of the comments made by participants:

'a professional and compassionate service worthwhile and beneficial'

'I've been to other counsellors in my lifetime and I couldn't see any way of improving this service'

'I found the counselling fantastic, really helped me to get through my difficult time'

'I experienced a balance of integrity, compassion, patience, wisdom, safety and understanding'

'Thankful for the service and grateful for the dedication and heart behind it'

'Counsellor kind, respectful and warm, calm and confident in manner and gave me hope in a difficult time'

''It was helpful to process out loud with someone and found it brought a lot of clarity'

 At times it feels that our small charity Hope Trust is ideally positioned for these times; we feel encouraged and strengthened to know that it is 'reaching its target'.  It would be good to expand the work we do and that is our aim for 2021. In her book, The Gift, Edith Eger describes hope as 'a willingness to cultivate within yourself whatever kindles light, and to shine that light into the darkest places'. 

We thank all those who have helped us to shine a light in dark places.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Hope Trust

Location: Athlone - Ireland
Website:
Project Leader:
Linda Rowett
Athlone, Ireland
$23,163 raised of $30,000 goal
 
406 donations
$6,837 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Hope Trust has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.