Donegal Youth Service and youth council combine to get Donegal ‘Connecting For Life’

Donegal Youth Service
DONEGAL Youth Service and Donegal Youth Council are combining to complete a special project to launch Connecting for Life Donegal – the new county suicide prevention action plan.

‘Connecting for Life Donegal has been prepared in response to the new national strategy to prevent suicide ‘Connecting for Life’. The action plan will encourage a better understanding of suicide, suicidal behaviour and self-harm; implement targeted approaches for those who are vulnerable to suicide; improve access, consistency and integration of safe and high quality services and the care pathways between services and support communities to prevent and respond to suicide and suicidal behaviour.

The new strategy will be launched on July 13th in LYIT in Letterkenny. Donegal Youth Service along with Donegal Youth Councillors are combining to create a unique photography and film project to help launch the strategy in Donegal and raise awareness but they need your help!


“We are going on a road trip over the next two weeks and we want people and communities to start connecting and show your support for Connecting for Life Donegal and to start working together to prevent suicide. We will be taking photos of people with the new ‘Connecting for Life Donegal’ logo in landmark locations around the county and we want you to share your thoughts on what good mental health means to you.”

You can get involved and meet the team to participate at the following locations at the dates and times listed:

An Grianan Aileach – 10.30am
Buncrana (Swans Park Bridge) – 11.30am
Carndonagh (The Cross) 12.45pm
Malin Head (Banba Crown) 2.30pm
Moville (Spire at the Town Pier) 4pm

Bundoran (Seafront behind Waterworld) 3.45pm
Ballyshannon (Rory Gallagher Statue) 4.30pm
Glenveagh Castle 10.30am
Mount Errigal (Cark Park) 11.30am
Dungloe (Library) 12.15pm
Burtonport (Pier) 1pm
Gweedore (Bad Eddie’s Boat) -2.30pm
Falcarragh (The YARD Youth Project) 3.15pm
Dunfanaghy (the Workhouse) 4pm
Lough Salt – (Viewing Point) 5pm

Donegal Town (Donegal Castle) 10.45am
Killybegs (Pier) 11.30pm
Sliabh League 1pm
Glencolmcille Folk Village – 2.30pm
Ardara (Johnny Doherty statue) – 3.30pm
Glenties (St Connells Cultural & Heritage Museum) – 4.15pm
Glenswilly GAA – 5.15pm

Letterkenny (Market Square) – 10.15am
Letterkenny (Letterkenny Town Park) – 11.15am
Ballybofey (Marriage Tree /Entrance to McCumhaill Park) 12.15pm
Convoy (Butterfly Garden) 1pm
Raphoe (Diamond) – 2.15pm
Castlefin (Whitehouse Garden) 3.45pm
Lifford (Old Courthouse Visitors Centre) 4.30pm

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