On February 27th from 1pm to 2 pm, ICHAS will be hosting the first of our spring talks. Our guests on the day will be Caitriona McMahon and Kayla Cooley of the Community Crisis Response Team Limerick.
CCRT Limerick operates from 5 pm to 6 am 365 days a year. The team respond to calls from people who may have spotted someone in distress. This could be family or friends that have discovered a loved one is thinking about suicide but also includes people who bravely contact CCRT on behalf of themselves.
The CCRT volunteers are trained in advanced suicide intervention skills, Child Protection Policies, water safety first aid to name but a few. The team responds to people both in their homes but also in any location where someone may be in distress
As well as this they also carry out community patrols visiting various communities throughout the wee, meeting locals and informing them of the service they provide and offering an opportunity to talk.
The team in Limerick has also featured on the RTÉ News where Catriona McMahon talked about her own story
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 12, 2018
The team was also shortlisted for National Volunteer of The Year in 2017.
They will provide and very interesting talk about their organisation and the work that they do in the community.
Want to attend the spring talk?
If you want to find out more about attending our talk why not contact us today.