CSPP - What are we all about ?
We are a Limerick based suicide prevention group reformed in 2012 who patrol between the four bridges in the Limerick city area. The group’s main focus is to keep eyes on the river, and identify and provide support to those in distress and maybe contemplating suicide.
Our Patrols at present run on Thursdays from 9pm to 1am and Saturdays from 12am to 4am. We are though aiming to go out 5 nights a week in the near future as we look to bring on board a number of new volunteers.
The requirement at present is that there is a three month probation and at the end of that the committee will inform you if you are successful in joining our group. You will be required to do a minimum of at least 3 nights per month with one of those being a Saturday.
During the year we are also put out a patrol for other events such as Leaving and Junior cert, College nights, Bank holidays, Christmas/New year period, etc.
The following Training will be provided - iAssist, First Aid and Throw Bag.
We also have psychotherapist person as part of our backroom team with whom we would meet a least once a month.
We pride ourselves in working as a team and supporting each other in all circumstances.
If you are interested in joining our team you must be over 25 and commit to the three nights per month.
We are a volunteer group that depends on donations from the public and fund raising events to fund uniforms, jackets, PFD's etc. If you would like to donate to the group, we have set up a donation page.
Should you require any more information please check out our Facebook page CSPP Limerick
It is important to note that we are a suicide prevention first aid group. We are not Councillors or therapist's. If you are reading this and are feeling suicidal or would like to talk to a councilor for any reason, we have noted some contact numbers below. There is always help available and there is always hope.
Click below to listen to a recent Newstalk interview with some of the crew.