Schools and young people

On this page you can find useful resources for:

  • Students planning a mental health or suicide prevention project.
  • Primary and post primary schools that want to support young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Guidance for schools


Information and inspiration for young people

  • MindOurMinds - Through Young Social Innovators, thousands of young people all over Ireland are striving to promote the importance of mental health among their school and local communities every year. They are doing this in innovative and exciting ways. You can read about some of their stories at www.mindourminds.ie.
  • Research: Find research reports and links to statistics and research agencies here.

Supports for young people

  • Childline
    Free helpline:
    1800 666 666
    Online Chat: www.childline.ie
    Teentxt service: text the word "Talk" to 50101
    Childline provides a free and confidential listening service to children and young people up to the age of 18. The Childline helpline is open every day, 24 hours a day and Childline Online Chat is open every day 10am - 10pm.
  • Jigsaw
    Find Jigsaw projects:
    www.jigsaw.ie
    Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. There are Jigsaw projects in 10 communities including Clondalkin, Donegal, Dublin 15, Galway, Kerry, Meath, North Fingal, Offaly, Roscommon and Tallaght.
  • ReachOut.com
    ReachOut.com helps young people get through tough times. By providing quality mental health information and covering issues that can impact our mental health, ReachOut.com takes the mystery out of mental health.
  • SpunOut.ie
    The website, SpunOut.ie, carries a range of health information for young people, including mental health, sexual health, exam stress and general lifestyle information. SpunOut also has an extensive online directory allowing site visitors to search for supports and services in their area.