This Saturday April 25th, suicide and self-harm prevention charity Pieta will be going live online with 12 top-class Irish musicians and bands performing a ‘Concert of Hope’ to raise much needed funds for the charity. The concert will be live streamed on Pieta’s Facebook channel as well as on each of the acts individual Facebook pages as they perform.
The live stream will kick off at 5pm this Saturday and will run right through until 10pm. Confirmed acts include Walking on Cars, Hermitage Green, Brian Kennedy, The Saw Doctors, Riptide Movement, Paddy Casey, Ryan Sheridan, The Stunning & The Walls, Don Mescall, Ross Breen, The 4 of Us, as well as Aslan’s Christy Dignam and his daughter, Kiera.
Pieta are asking the public to tune in this Saturday while at home, enjoy some amazing Irish talent and if you are in a position to do so, click the Facebook donate button to support their ongoing fundraising efforts to continue their lifesaving work.
The ‘Concert of Hope’ fundraiser is part of Pieta’s wider Darkness into Light “Sunrise” appeal, proudly supported by Electric Ireland. Taking place at 5.30am on May 9th, the appeal asks people to share a sunrise moment using #DIL2020 and donating at darknessintolight.ie
If you are unable to watch the live stream but would like to donate, please visit www.pieta.ie/donate
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Pieta has three core services: prevention, intervention, and post-vention.
Prevention is awareness and resilience building, primarily delivered through the provision of tailored training. The Intervention service delivers one to one therapy sessions to clients who attend having attempted suicide, who are thinking about suicide or who are engaging in self harm. The postvention services involves supporting people and families that have been bereaved by suicide. This service provides physiological, emotional and practical help to people who are bereaved. All services are supported by the 24/7 crisis helpline.
Pieta is a Triple Locked member of the Charities Institute Ireland (CII), the body formed from the merger of ICTR and Fundraising Ireland in 2016. This means that their board formally adopts and monitors compliance with the Guidelines for Organisations on Fundraising from the Public, the Governance Code for the Community and Voluntary sector.
Pieta employs over 270 therapists and administrative staff across 15 centres nationwide to provide free 24/7 counselling services and support for those who are at the risk of suicide, engaging in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide.
For further information about Pieta and its services, visit www.pieta.ie
How to contact Pieta:
To avail of Pieta services, which are free of charge, please visit www.pieta.ie for all centre contact details. Pieta provides 24/7 support – if you are suicidal, self-harming or bereaved you can contact Pieta 24/7 via the Freephone helpline on 1800 247 247, you can also text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply).