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Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey

Help us to understand how to improve supports for people who have been bereaved by suicide in Ireland

The National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) have launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey.

The survey is supported by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).

This anonymous survey aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland.

As well as family and friends who have been bereaved, the survey is open to the wider circle of people who may have been affected by the death. This includes, but is not limited to, people who have experienced the death of a colleague or professionals who have been affected by suicide in a professional capacity (e.g., emergency service staff, health professionals, first responders).

The findings of this research will highlight the broad impacts of suicide, and will inform the development and provision of timely supports in both community and workplace settings.

The survey can be accessed at

Updates on the research can be accessed at @NSRFIreland and @HUGGIreland or via the survey hashtag: #SuicideAfterWords.

I would be grateful if you would consider taking part in this survey personally and if you would publicise it as much as you can amongst the DF community.

Data of this kind has the potential to be very useful to the Defence Forces and the wider community in tackling the issue of suicide.

John Martin

Lieutenant Colonel

Officer in Charge - Personnel Support Service