Connecting new strategy to reduce the rate of suicide over the next 5 years has been put in place. It is built around 7 key goals: Better Understanding, Local Community Support, Priority targets, Pathways of service, Standards of service, Restricting access to the means and Impact Evaluation. Each goal is backed up by planned actions which will be closely tracked. The strategy is back by a budget of €10m per year. Ireland’s suicide rate is far too high. This is a joint effort of public and voluntary bodies.