This year, Sherlock Recruitment are proud to announce that we have raised €3500 to donate to Pieta House to help and support the work that they do.
Founded in 2006, Pieta House set up an organisation that provides free professional one-to-one therapy for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. Taking over from Console in 2016, Pieta House now operates the Suicidal Bereavement Counselling Centres. Within these centres, services include free counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide. There is also a 24-hour Freecall Suicide Helpline at 1800 247 247.
90% of funding for Pieta House comes from donations and fundraisers which is why we were more than happy to show our support for all of the hard work that they do. The organisation relies heavily on the generosity of the public to raise funds to keep their services free and running. The services provided by this organisation are vital across the country. With Ireland having one of the highest suicide rates in Europe, we need to keep these services running.
Other than making donations, fundraisers are a great help to the organisation. With one of the biggest fundraisers in Ireland supporting the organisation being the “Darkness into Light Run.” Every year these must continue to grow for Pieta House to open more centres around the country.
There are currently nine centres in Ireland, with three in the Dublin area – Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Santry – and seven across the rest of the country in counties Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway, Kerry, Waterford and Donegal.
The services that the organisation runs are a necessity across the country. If like us, you’d like to help out Pieta House and make a donation visit www.pieta.ie/donate.