Dáil Éireann - Volume 594 - 02 December, 2004
Written Answers. - Suicide Prevention Initiatives.
Mr. Neville Mr. Neville
20. Mr. Neville asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the funding allocated in the Estimates of 2005 for development of suicide prevention. [31719/04]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: Since the publication of the Report of the National Task Force on Suicide in 1998, my Department has given special attention to the resourcing of suicide prevention initiatives. A cumulative total of more than €17.5 million has now been provided towards suicide prevention programmes and for research activity at local and national level involving various agencies, including the health boards, the National Suicide Review Group, the Irish Association of Suicidol ogy and the National Suicide Research Foundation.
As the Deputy may be aware, an additional €15 million revenue funding will be made available for the further development of mental health services, including suicide prevention measures, in 2005. Details of the allocation are being finalised at present and it is not possible at this stage to be specific regarding the level of funding to be provided for suicide prevention.
Dáil Éireann 594 Written Answers. Suicide Prevention Initiatives.