Client Information

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has established a treatment fund to cover the costs of private counselling for those most at risk of self-harm or suicide should this be part of a crisis treatment plan agreeded by their General Practitioner.

We will provide grant funding of up to €120 per person to cover the cost of up to two crisis counselling sessions with a counselling practitioner registered with either the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists or the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland or the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

We can only fund crisis counselling support for clients under 20 years of age through this programme.  You must be referred to the counselling practitioner by your GP or by you, or your parent/guardian, choosing an appropriate practitioner from the IACP, APCP or IAHIP registers.  Once an appointment has been booked we will contact your chosen practitioner to arrange payment.

This crisis counselling fund should be regarded as a crisis intervention only and can be used to support you while you are waiting for access to other mental health services such as CAHMS.


  • We cannot suggest, recommend or provide a counselling practitioner for you.  
  • Our role is to fund this treatment programme and pay for the counselling sessions. 
  • We may require a letter from your GP to confirm that a referral has been made. 
  • We do not require any patient confidential information.
  • If further counselling sessions are required you will need to ppay for them personally.