Funding and Governance

Headline is funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention in line with Connecting for Life – Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020. It is an initiative of, and administered by Shine. Shine is governed by a Board of Directors elected by Shine’s membership.


Governance Code

Shine complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary, and Charitable Sector in Ireland.
External Auditors: Deloitte Chartered Accountants, Deloitte & Touche House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


How We Are Funded

Headline receives 100% of its funding from the Mental Health Division of the HSE through the National Office For Suicide Prevention.

How we spend our funding




Media Monitoring


Administration Costs




Support Costs


Media Events / Awards / Materials

Total budget for 2018 – €151,500

About Headline

Headline is Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting, and representation of mental illness and suicide. Our objective is to work as collaboratively as possible with Irish media professionals across print, broadcast, and online platforms to reduce the effects of suicide contagion, and the stigma attached to mental ill health.