Taxi Watch comes to Donegal
TAXI Watch, is an
innovative scheme which enables taxi drivers to be
more aware of potential suicide and equips them how
to best help someone who may be in distress or
It is recognised that taxi drivers and in particular
night taxi drivers are a front-line service who have
direct contact with a large and varying cross
section of the community.
Taxi Watch offers drivers basic training and support
which will enable them to be more aware and better
equipped to respond appropriately should they find
themselves in a situation where there is potential
of a suicide or to recognise the signs of a
Taxi Watch started in Derry where this good work
still continues. The idea was taken up and
implemented in Kilkenny in 2014 where Taxi Watch has
gained national and international profile.
The launch and presentation of Taxi
Watch Donegal is on Monday, 21st January, from
11.30am - 1pm at the Function Room, Century Cinemas,
This initiative is
to be set up in Donegal by Local Link Donegal, with
support from the HSE’s Connecting for Life
Taxi and hackney drivers in Inishowen and throughout
Donegal are invited to come and learn about Taxi
Watch by attending a presentation on Monday, 21st
January, from 11.30am - 1pm at the Function Room,
Century Cinemas, Letterkenny.
So far, initiatives in Derry, Kilkenny and other
parts of the country have saved hundreds of lives
and it is hoped that the Donegal taxi and hackney
drivers will become important players in the current
county wide effort to reduce suicide.
Please come along and avail of this opportunity to
hear and learn all about this great “hands on”
initiative. For more information contact Local Link
Donegal on 074 97 41644.