Helping you get through tough times


How last week’s budget affects you

A summary of how Budget 2011 will affect young people. Features information on education, welfare payments and mental health spending.

It’s harder returning than preparing to leave

Jodie left for Bolivia over two years ago and here is her story about coming back to Ireland.

Lisa’s story: a case study

Lisa shares her experience of getting involved with

Positive messages out of the blue

Students in NUI Maynooth had exam time lightened up by receiving postcards with messages either sent by themselves or friends as part of "Note to self" campaign.

Protecting yourself online

The last in the three part series of blogs on cyberbullying by Lucie Corcoran. This blog focuses on how to protect yourself while you are online.

Cyberbullying and cyber victims

Second part of the three part series looking at cyber bullying. This blog looks at the who and the why they bully online.

It’s our birthday today!

We launched last year on 5 November and our main objective was, and remains to be, to help young people get through tough times.

Getting through tough times makes us stronger

New research shows that experiencing a little bit of adversity makes us stronger and better able to deal with future tough times

Coming out at Gay Prom!

A new story from Aodhán on coming out and Gay Prom. Gay Prom is about gay young people knowing that they are valued and having the same rights as everyone else.

Spartan warriors, best friends and the health service

Ancient Greek Spartan soldiers held their shields in their left hand to protect the man standing next to them. On World Mental Health Day, we are reminded of the importance of looking out for the person standing next to us.

Cyberbullying – What is it?

As cyber bullying has been making the news over the last while we have asked Lucie Corcoran, an expert on cyberbullying, to write a guide for us.

Maser Loves U

Hey, I’m Maser. I’m a Dublin based graffiti artist. I recently got involved with and every few weeks I’m going to blog about what I’m at, my thoughts and what I’m working on etc.

College Life: Meeting new people

College clubs and societies are a great way of meeting like-minded people! Don’t worry about whether or not you’ll know anyone there, just to brave that first meeting, and you’ll soon create new friendships.

Story of started in Ireland just over a year ago and in very timely fashion the ABC TV network in Australia has produced a documentary on Jack Heath, the founder of Inspire and

World Suicide Prevention Day

Derek Chambers talks about suicide prevention and the affect of the economic transtion on suicide rates in Ireland.

College Life: Conquering Your Fresher Fears

Did I choose the right college and the right course? Should I move out, or travel up every day? And if I move, where will I live? Do we have the money? Katia looks at these questions and more in her first blog for our 'Transitions' month.


Love happy, money happy, beauty happy, friends happy, sports happy, McDonalds happy…F*ck My Life. What’s it really like being a teenager today? And how on earth do you become a happy one?

Network Event 2010

How we spent our first Network event.

Life after the Leaving Cert

Derek's story on life after the Leaving Cert. The reality is that the Leaving Cert, as stressful as it is, is not the be all and end all.

When the load can’t be lightened, we must try to strengthen the back

Lynda Kelly, Tipp Rose 2010, on the importance for all of us to work together and support people going through tough times.

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