In 2019 Breaking Through were delighted to have been shortlisted for a Good Governance Award

Also in 2019, the HSE renewed its service level agreement with Breaking Through CLG. Under this agreement Breaking Through plan, manage & coordinate suicide intervention and prevention training inclusive of the following ;Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Asist), Tune Up (a refresher to Asist) and Understanding Self Harm training for the Community Health Organisation 7 (CHO) which encompasses Kildare, West Wicklow, Dublin West, Dublin South City & Dublin South West. This training is linked to the Connecting for Life Strategy which is Irelands National Strategy to reduce Suicide (2015 – 2020) the area based suicide action plans ‘Connecting for Life Dublin South and Connecting for Life Kildare and West Wicklow 2018-2020’.

Under this Service Level Agreement in 2019 Breaking Through planned, managed & coordinated 102 training events, the following is the breakdown of the different training events:

  • 67 x safeTALKS (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)
  • 31 x Asist (Applied Suicide Interventions Skills training)
  • 4 x Understanding Self – Harm training

2007 people were trained in suicide intervention & prevention coordinated by Breaking Through This equates to 5.5 people on average a day being trained in suicide intervention & prevention or 167 people trained a month.

Breaking Through also coordinated training for national organisations on behalf of the National Office of Suicide Prevention. For example this included the National Garda Training College in Templemore, The Department of Foreign Affairs, The Department of Justice, The Probation Service, Men’s Sheds and Financial Services organisations