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Find out more about teenage mental health...!

Is someone you love struggling or in crisis and you can't understand why?
Do you want someone to open up and talk to you?

Information is everything

This book gives a broad introduction to youth mental health awareness and suicide prevention and the state of youth mental health in Ireland today for parents and those concerned about the welfare of young people in this fast paced, ever-changing world of pandemic Ireland

Understanding their world

find information on what worries and stresses teenagers, the myths around mental health and how you can help and support them

What to watch for

this section gives detailed information on why teenagers are at risk of mental health issues and the warning signs to look out for

How to listen

provides information on how to really listen to young people, engage them and let them know that you are there for them no matter what.

How to help

knowing when to offer help and when to get help, and how to get help, are vital to mental health well-being and we have a range of services to assist

2021 COVID-19 Version

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We provide this book to you free of charge but we do ask for a €3 donation to cover the cost of postage.

Your book will be dispatched to you within 10 working days via An Post. All orders are dispatched in plain envelopes with no charity information visible.

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So what do my donations achieve ...?

For every extra €500 we receive we can:

Provide resource packs to 5 more schools in remote areas

Due to logistical limitations and lack of resources, some of the more remote areas of the country cannot be serviced by our facilitators as easily as more urban areas. Our response is providing a training pack so teachers can provide the programme in their own schools.

Each pack will provide resources for all the TY, 5th and 6th year students in the school. Funding 5 school resource packs would allow us to directly contact an additional 625 to 750 students before the end of 2018.

Fund 2 additional second-level school visits

Based on audited figures from 2015 and 2016 the cost of providing a school visit to the charity is around €250 which includes facilitator salaries, printing, teacher packs and travel.

Each additional school visit we can achieve allows our facilitators to work directly, face to face, with anything from a single year group to three year groups of students.

Two additional school visit would allow us to work directly with around 500 more students than last year.

Provide 25 more hours of crisis counselling

The most requested service that schools look for is getting fast access to appropriate counselling for students they consider to be at-risk.

Our counselling support fund allows priority cases to be referred to local counsellors in the school area. Each additional €500 targeted at this option would support an additional 17 hours of priority counselling.

Accessing a local counsellor is often the quickest way of helping at-risk young people but can be too expensive for many families

Fund an extra 3 weeks of FreeText Crisis Support

YSPI provides a FreeText Crisis Information Service which is free of charge to users. Texting HELP to 50015 provides immediate 24/7 crisis information.

Our Crisis Information Service also includes running our ineedhelp.ie website which provides a single point for help, support and information for those in need of immediate assistance or longer term support.

So how can I contact you ...?

Please use this for to contact us. We will normally respond within 60 minutes during office hours. If you want a callback then please leave your mobile number.

You can also contact us on
   1800 828 888    admin@yspi.ie
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For full terms and conditions including our privacy policy click HERE.  Our charity registration is 20070670 and can be verified with the Irish Charity Regulator  We are a tax-exempt charitable trust approved by the Irish Revenue Commissioners under charity number CHY18438 and the charity is also an approved body under the Charities Donation Scheme. Our registered office details are: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, 1st Floor, 59 High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry V93 N977. Our contact details are   1800 828 888      admin@yspi.ie.  Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.