“An exploration into counsellors’ experiences of student suicidality in the higher education institutes of Ireland.”
Joe Donohue is an accredited member of the IAHIP and has worked for a number of years with students in higher education and previously in a crisis counselling service with clients at risk of suicide and self-harm. Joe is interested in researching counsellors working in the higher education sector with experiences of student suicidality.
In light of recent Irish national reports and studies, such as My World Survey II (2020) and the USI National Report on Mental Health (2019), which indicated the prevalence of suicidality among students and an ever-increasing demand for counselling in higher education institutions, this study seeks to understand the experiences of working with suicidal students from the perspective of counsellors at the front line of higher education institutions in Ireland.
Participants that are being sought
This study seeks participants who are fully accredited psychotherapists with over three years of experience counselling students in Irish higher education institutions and who have experienced suicidality (suicidal ideation or intent) among their student clients.
The method of data collection and time commitment required from participants
If you are interested in participating in this study, a plain language statement with further details about the research will be emailed to potential participants. Data collection will be collected via an online interview on ZOOM or in person if you prefer. The interview will last 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
The deadline for participation
The research study will be conducted between February and May 2023.
Contact details of research
If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Joe using the below
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile Phone: 086 067 1557