In 2003, following the tragic death of his son Seamás who ended his life by suicide at the age of 20, Seamus founded the organisation PIPS Newry and Mourne.(now PIPS Hope & Support) this was the first organisation of its kind in the area and offers the community a targeted response to suicide and self-harm and is the leading suicide prevention charity in the Southern Trust Area and delivers services right across Northern Ireland.
Seamus now the CEO works tirelessly with his team of 11 staff members, 21 sessional counselors and 9 sessional trainers to ensure that the services of PIPS Hope & Support remain accessible to everyone in our community. The organisation has evolved over the 17 years and now provides prevention approved and accredited training workshops and programmes, intervention services in the form of crisis counselling & suicide bereavement befriending and also post-vention (suicide Bereavement) support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Seamus says his greatest love is spending much loved fun time with his 4 grandchildren,Back