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Cllr Francis Timmons – Independent Voice

Tree Of hope

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ This year to mark World Suicide Awareness day I am organising the planting of 2 Tree of Hope , we already have one in  Clondalkin Community Centre , Corkagh Park , the Beacon of Light and Scruleen , My plan was always to plant a forest of hope throughout Clondalkin, so we are now covering 2 other areas in Clondalkin it is a chance to remember all our loved ones who have died of Suicide , we have all been effected as some level by suicide in our community , I invite people to come along to one of the plantings and bring a picture of their loved one should they wish  , I know I have had times in my own life where my mental health wasn’t great and I want to share that we can overcome and survive hard times , we need to keep the conversations going and send out a clear message that it is ok not to be ok , if you need help or someone to talk to please talk maybe a friend , a family member , a teacher , a guard , a priest or a service, Anyone but please do talk when you need , we need you in our community, you wouldn’t walk around with a broken leg so don’t walk around not feeling mentally well get help talk to someone and share how you feel  ’’

‘’We need to accept ourselves , flaws and all , we all have scars and have been hurt at some level but we can survive , the scars and hurt are part of us but they don’t define us they are part of our life story , As a community we need to support and look out for each other , there are many ways to look after our mental health like joining a club , talking to someone , going for a walk , reading a book , phoning a friend , Getting more sleep , Drinking less , Having a good laugh etc. whatever works for you find what it is and use that to look after your mental health ‘’

‘’The Tree Of Hope team are amazing and I look forward to working with Noeleen Fulham and her team in planting 3 more Trees of Hope for our community , they are a great opportunity to come together as a community and remember our loved ones who have died of suicide and also  ’’

10th Sept – World Suicide Awareness day

4pm Knockmitten Community Centre (Tree of Hope)

7pm Balgaddy Community Garden (Tree of Hope and Balloon Launch – refreshments after with Speaker John Quinn)

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:

  • Phone or go to your local doctor
  • Go to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital
  • Call 999Services:

The Samaritans

The Samaritans www.samaritans.ie Tel: 116 123 

Text: 087 2 60 90 90

Email: jo@samaritans.ie

Aware (Depression & Bi-Polar Disorder)

www.aware.ie Tel: 1800 80 48 48

Email: supportmail@aware.ie 


Pieta House (Suicide & Self-harm)

National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247

www.pieta.ie Tel: 01 623 5606



1800 66 66 66 24hr a day

One to one chat – 10am-4am

Text BULLY or TALK or HELP to 50101 from 10am to 4am

Text for help Childline


1800 66 66 66 24hr a day

One to one chat – 10am-4am

Text BULLY or TALK or HELP to 50101 from 10am to 4am