McCarthy O’Connor Training Consultancy are specialist trainers in suicide prevention skills training.  Offering a range of courses in suicide prevention both face to face and on-line through our website Suicide Prevention Training .  We in McCarthy O’Connor Training Consultancy also offer specialist training in Bereavement and Loss as well as stress management at both an individual and organisational level.  The Directors of McCarthy O’Connor Training Consultancy bring a combined experience of over 50 years in the field of mental health, psychotherapy and suicide prevention to their training programmes and their consultancy work.  Both Directors are members of the Faculty of the QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) Institute in Spokane Washington and are Master Trainer Designate.  In 2017 Seán was awarded the Farberow Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)  “In recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of Bereavement and Suicide Loss”  he is the first Irish recipient of such an International award from the IASP.

McCarthy O’Connor Training Consultancy take a community development approach to the delivery of their training programmes.  We believe that in empowering individuals, organisations and community groups with the information and skills necessary to recognise people in distress at an early stage we can prevent distress and suicide at an earlier stage.We offer a range of training programmes to a wide variety of professional groups such as Nurses, Gardai, Sports Coaches, Clergy, Fire fighters as well as for the lay person who is concerned about a family member, friend, work colleague, team mate and who wish to be able to support them at a time of crisis.

As specialist trainers in the field of suicide prevention McCarthy O’Connor Training Consultancy have central to all of their programmes safety as a core element of what they do and how they approach the issue of suicide prevention and stress management.

For more information on suicide prevention in Ireland visit National Office for Suicide Prevention at




QPR Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training