PHA Bursary Scheme - For attendance at the 30th World Congress of the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, Derry~Londonderry

The Public Health Agency will make available bursaries for 10 members of the Community & Voluntary Sector working in the fields of Mental & Emotional wellbeing and/or Suicide Prevention in Northern Ireland to attend the 30th World Congress for the International Association for Suicide Prevention which will be held in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland from 17th – 21st September 2019. 

The theme for the IASP 2019 is “Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges”, a theme that not only resonates with the landmarks in our beautiful city, but also reflects the work we do in suicide prevention and building hope for those in crisis.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Bursary Scheme is open to members of the Community & Voluntary Sector working in the fields of Mental & Emotional wellbeing and/or Suicide Prevention in Northern Ireland.

There are two bursaries available per HSC Trust area.  These are limited to one per organisation across NI.  Bursaries will be selected using a random allocation.  Bursaries are not transferrable to another individual.  If you are selected and then unable to attend, you must inform the CLEAR Project immediately Tel: 028 7138 3386 Email: brenda@dhcni.com  If a bursary becomes available again, the random selection process will be repeated for that area.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply using the Scheme’s application form, available at https://www.dhcni.com/info.html and must answer all questions on the form.  The application form includes a section for the applicant’s line manager or equivalent to complete. Applications that are not signed by the applicants’ line manager or equivalent will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 8th July 2019.

Bursaries are limited to a maximum of £711 per person (registration fee of £215 has already been paid) but the £711 may include accommodation and additional costs.