Cycle Against Suicide is an awareness charity striving to break down the barriers around mental ill health. In Europe, Ireland has one of the highest incidences of mental illness, ranking third out of thirty-six countries reviewed in the yearly Health at a Glance report. Despite the clear benefits of treatment for mental health problems, only a minority of those affected go on to receive professional help. The biggest single barrier against treatment is the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Stigma is the result of negative and prejudicial attitudes and behaviours that are expressed by people to those living with a mental health problem or a mental illness, and it can cause intense shame and fear. The discrimination that people experience can make their difficulties worse and make it harder to recover. It is therefore important to address the issue of stigma if we, as a nation, are to succeed in improving citizen’s mental health. Cycle Against Suicide has been at the forefront of the fight to destigmatise mental health issues throughout Ireland via its programmes and events.