Become part of something AMAZING!!

Join us in The Big Jump 2019

Become part of the largest student skydive ever in Ireland
to raise €150,000 to setup and fund Ireland's first mobile crisis counselling centre for teenagers at immediate risk of suicide and self-harm.

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Jump for Fun, Jump for Compassion, Jump for Life!

Joining The Big Jump will save young lives through awareness, prevention and compassion

Ireland still has one of the highest reported rates of death by suicide in the European Union with young males under 21 being most at risk but children as young as 9 years old have died by suicide too. Our experience is that the actual rate is much higher, and almost no school or community in the country is untouched by losing someone to suicide.

As we are going into a new year, 2019, we want to invite students from across Ireland to become part of The Big Jump 2019. The Big Jump 2019 will be the largest student skydive event in Ireland EVER and we want to raise at least €150,000 to:

  • Buy a second-hand event unit
  • Convert it into a mobile crisis counselling centre
  • Staff it with trained crisis counsellors
  • Fund the running costs of the mobile centre for two years
  • Be a rapid response unit to provide fast support to teenagers at high risk of suicide

You can help us in our vital, life-saving work, and amaze yourself with one of the most thrilling experiences you can have, by joining The Big Jump 2019

"YSPI, saving lives through education"

Join the The Big Jump 2019

Register today and do something amazing. Join our The Big Jump 2019.
It's easy to sign up and we provide excellent support to make your fundraising as simple as possible.

Register Online, it's quick, easy and secure

Integrates easily with your social media

Receive a personal code for text donations

Receive your personalised sponsorship pack by email

Accept online donations by credit card or PayPal

Includes fundraising support & event planning


Why should I consider supporting youth suicide prevention?

  • During 2018 our facilitators have worked, face to face, with over 12,500 secondary school students in around 70 schools around the country.
  • We are the only youth-orientated national suicide prevention charity and we work just for young people up to 22 years of age.
  • With your help we can increase the services that we are able to provide to schools and students by bringing urgent crisis support services to more schools, colleges and youth organisations with at-risk teenagers.
  • Only through your generous support are we able to provide these resources for young people, their friends, families, teachers, coaches and many more
  • Through our charitable work we already provide :-

    •    training resources to schools, colleges and youth organisations

    •    in-class talks to transition year, 5th and 6th year students

    •    easy to follow suicide prevention programmes for parents & teachers

    •    24/7 crisis information services

  • By becoming part of The Big Jump 2019 you will be helping to setup and fund Ireland's first mobile youth crisis centre. How amazing is that?!!


Why we need your help

About Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

All the funds we raise this year will go directly towards funding our school programmes. We rely totally on the generous support of the public as we receive no state funding. Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, a registered Irish Charity (20070670), is one of the only national charities working specifically to raise awareness and prevent suicide amongst the young people of Ireland.

YSPI has only 2 full-time employees who are our highly-trained facilitators running our Schools Programme. Our facilitators are paid around €25,000 per year. All other administrators including our Trustees are volunteers who donate their time. As of October 2018 the total cost of administering the charity was 12% so 88% of all funds raised can be used to support our vital work.

Find out more about YSPI


I'd prefer to make a donation

If you don't fancy joining The Big Jump 2019 but you'd like to support us you can click the button below to make a donation and help us fund the youth suicide prevention mobile crisis centre.

So what can I do to help?

You can help us most by joining our The Big Jump 2019 and getting friends and family to take part as well.

Skydiving is an amazing experience as you free-fall through the clouds and see the stunning Irish countryside stretching away to the horizon. By raising sponsorship for your Big Jump 2019 you will be helping us to setup and fund Ireland's first mobile youth crisis centre for 2019.

The Big Jump Weekend 2019

More benefits of joining The Big Jump 2019

If you are still just thinking about joining us The Big Jump 2019 in support of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's Mobile Youth Crisis Centre Appeal 2019
here are a few more benefits to consider.

Register by Phone

Just call us on 01 485 3827 / 021 242 7173 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

Top Fundraiser Rewards

Every year we present awards to our top fundraisers. In 2019 it could be you!

Organising a Group?

No problem! Just call us on 01 485 3827 / 021 242 7173 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. We can provide personalised support for groups of 10+.


Contact Us

For full terms and conditions including our privacy policy click HERE. Our charity registration is 20070670 and can be verified with the Irish Charity Regulator. We are a tax-exempt charitable trust approved by the Irish Revenue Commissioners under charity number CHY18438 and the charity is also an approved body under the Charities Donation Scheme. Our registered office details are: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry V93 N977. Our contact details are 01 485 3827 / 021 242 7173 Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.