PIPS Hope and Support Celebrate Launch of New Premises

12 December 2018

Northern Ireland, Suicide Prevention Charity PIPS Hope & Support (formally PIPS Newry & Mourne) has undergone a total brand review and today 6th December 2018 launched its new premises in Newry also unveiling its new Charity name, logo, tagline and website to support its evolution to a leading suicide prevention charity in Northern Ireland.

A plaque was unveiled by Dr Siobhan O Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University; speaking at the Launch Professor O Neill stated that: it was an honour to open the new premises of PIPS Hope & Support and acknowledged the exceptional work carried out by all at PIPS Hope & Support and endorsed the excellent model of support used in the community to support those experiencing suicidal ideation and mental health issues,

The event was very attended and had a number of guest speakers which included Newry, Mourne & Down Chairperson Mark Murnin, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Chief Executive, Shane Devlin, Fiona Teague the PHA, Head of Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement (Western area) and Ian Mallon Chairperson of PIPS Hope & Support. All endorsed the excellent work carried out by PIPS Hope & Support and the excellent relationships that are now very well established and continue to flourish.

The new brand identity reflects PIPS Hope & Supports commitment to provide the very best services in order to meet its communities and client’s needs. The new tagline ‘We are a lifeline when someone is in crisis, we deliver with Compassion, Kindness and Respect’ illustrates that PIPS Hope & Support is there to support and understand its community, its clients, its partners and stakeholders and the subtle changes that have been made to the Charities logo also reflects this. 

The new website ( www.pipshopeandsupport.org) although officially launched today will be live in a couple of weeks, it will seek to increase the charities online presence and help to communicate the charities specialist counselling  and training services and fundraising initiatives’ plus give prospective service users an opportunity to view all the services that are available. 

Commenting on Charities rebrand, Chief Executive, Seamus McCabe said;

PIPS Hope & Support has a 15-year track record of working with individuals suffering from suicidal ideation, self-harm, Trauma and common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress. Service users can self-refer or be referred by their GP or family. The charity also works with businesses and schools. However the changing landscape of the NHS and pressures on spending, mean we must keep evolving as an organisation, so it is important that PIPS Hope & Support retains its established values but at the same time develops a new and modern identity. The rebranding exercise will ensure that we get the right message out there. We feel it’s important to let people know what PIPS Hope & Support stands for and our new tagline ‘We are a lifeline when someone is in crisis, we deliver with Compassion, Kindness and Respect’ signifies the charities  commitment of everyone in crisis or emotionally distressed, The landscape for Charities is rapidly changing and we recognise this need for change. But we are exceptionally grateful for the support financial and otherwise that we have received over the 15 years from both our community and the charities funders” 

Ian Mallon, chair of trustees for the PIPS Hope & Support charity said:

“This is an exciting time for PIPS Hope & Support as we continue to develop as a Suicide prevention charity. We feel that during our time of growth and for the benefit of our clients and community its right to invest further into our services, so creating an even stronger brand presence. We have worked closely with our staff and funders as well as focusing on our clients to develop a brand identity that represents what PIPS Hope & Support is about, which is ultimately our clients and the safety of our community. The rebrand and launch of the new premises, website and logo represents our ambitions and shows how the Charity has evolved into a dynamic full service suicide prevention charity in recent years and which the charity will continue to deliver.”





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