Shannon’s Hopeline support and educate young people on the importance of looking after their mental health. Aiming to prevent suicide by creating in them a sense of strength, hope and confidence. We do this by providing low cost counselling and a workshop called ‘Be Kind to your Mind.’
If you as a client need counselling, we will share your information with Mosaic Counselling and Psychotherapy as they will be providing the counselling service. If you as a client require the Mentoring Programme, we will share our information with the Plus One program.
If your health is in jeopardy (provided we have consent) we may share your contact information with an emergency healthcare service (e.g. Mental Health Crisis Team, GP and contact your next of kin) If we become aware of your intent to cause harm to another person/organisation (e.g. terrorism), the law may require that I inform an authority without seeking permission. In such a situation, the law may require that I share your personal information without your knowledge (known as whistle-blowing).
When we have finished working together, we will hold your information for 6 years. This is so that in the future if you require our services again we have you on record. Once 6 years is up we will shred all paperwork.
Shannon’s Hopeline support and educate young people on the importance of looking after their mental health. Aiming to prevent suicide by creating in them a sense of strength, hope and confidence. The Shannon’s Hopeline Child Safeguarding Statement is a guidance document for staff to identify and respond to any allegations or suspicions of child abuse or neglect. The document adheres to The Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ National Guidance for the protection and welfare of children published in 2017, and The Children’s First Act 2015. This Safeguarding Statement is displayed on Shannon’s Hopeline website and Shannon’s Hopeline office
Shannon’s Hopeline adheres to the Children’s First Act 2015, and Article 1 of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. The definition of a child is a person below the age of 18 years, who is not, or has not been, married. The safeguarding policy applies to all staff members of Shannon’s Hopeline, including volunteers and board members.