Lighting the Way is an information resource to support people who are bereaved through suicide. Cork City & County have a completed series of 5 ‘Lighting the Way’ booklets covering Cork North, Cork South, East Cork, North Cork & West Cork.
Each of the ‘Lighting the Way’ booklets contains useful information about the range of supports that can be accessed in the community in the aftermath of a suicide, how to make contact with services and what to expect when you do. The booklets list national supports such as websites, helpline contact details along with other supports offered locally such as bereavement support groups and training around suicide awareness and prevention. The ‘Lighting the Way’ booklets were produced through a partnership between HSE Community Work Departments, HSE staff, of Health Action Zone (HAZ) and Community Health Projects (CHPs), An Garda Síochána and other community partners in Cork.
The art work featured in the 5 series of Lighting the Way booklets is unique to each booklet as each area had a small dedicated team of people who came together to create a unique art piece that would symbolise the support that we can give to each other.