Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by Suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Service here in Ireland.
Since then Console has developed into a National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those Bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline Services.
Console is a National Service with Centres in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Athlone, Wexford, Mayo and Kildare.
Console is also located in London, United Kingdom.
Our Patron, President Michael D.Higgins praised the work of Console for providing innovative
Suicide Prevention and Postvention Services throughout Ireland.
President Higgins was speaking at Áras an Uachtaráin in an address to Console staff and volunteers to mark the Organisations 10th year of dedicated Service. The President and his wife Sabina, invited the Console Team to the Áras to acknowledge their tireless work in Preventing Suicide and Supporting the Suicide Bereaved over the past decade.