The idea was created in 2014 following the Introduction of the Connecting for Life Strategy in the Republic of Ireland and the Introduction of the Flourish Initiative in Northern Ireland. Both challenged all statutory and non-statutory bodies to develop strategies on the best way of offering support to the community on all things Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention.
As an organisation ALPS has spent considerable time establishing the current provisions, identifying the gaps and embarked on a journey to develop an organisation that can meet the needs of the whole community. The overall objective is to reduce suicide and the rates of Mental Illnesses within the community, but we can only do this by making the community aware of the implications, stresses and triggers daily life can have on a person’s mental health.
All Lives are Precious grew from humble beginnings and as well as the services named we strive to meet the needs of the community and are equipped to offer further services as of when required. We grow with the demand of the community. and have office premises in Downpatrick Portglenone, Maghaberry Prison and Hydebank Wood College. In addition to this we have two new community facilities in Downpatrick.
From 2017 to present, we have engaged with over 50,000 members of the community in our projects and activities and continue to grow on this daily.
The Vision of our Organisation
Is that All Lives are Precious is a provider of specific front-line services of excellence in terms of Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention in a society where the distinct ethnicity, identity and experience of everyone in the community is acknowledged, celebrated and respected.
Is to provide a range of specific front-line services and supports to, with and for individuals, families, communities and organisations to enhance choices with care and integrity
Ray Cullen Voluntary CEO
Ronan Gilchrist Service Manager
Frank Diamond COO
Rory Cunningham Money Advice
Nora Murray Facilitator/Counsellor
Katie Logue Placement Student
Catriona Mulligan Student Counsellor
Aisleen Mc Menamin
Eammon Mc Grath