Helping you get through tough times


Mental Health Week in Cork

Last week University College Cork (UCC) held a Mental Health week. To mark this Padraig Rice, UCC Welfare Officer wrote us this blog post about the tough times students are going through at this time of year.

Dealing with unemployment

Unemployment is on the rise and an undeniable cause of stress. Here are some tips to help you stay positive if you are finding being out of work tough.

Applying for college

Darragh is in sixth year working towards his Leaving Certificate. Now at CAO time he tells us about his choices for college.

Learning to control OCD

Maser, a Dublin-based graffiti artist, writes a very honest account about developing and learning to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

New year resolutions

It's the new year and if you respected tradition you more than likely over-indulged over Christmas. So now it's time to think about some resolutions.

Know the one that’s one too many

Christmas generally means plenty of eating and drinking but it's important to stay safe and not overdo it. Here are tips for low-risk drinking at Christmas.

Christmas is here!

Love it or hate it, you can't avoid Christmas. It can be a fun time but it can also be a pretty stressful time.

Recession is creating a downturn in mood

Today the Samaritans released an impact report for Ireland for the last 12 months, showing a huge increase in calls to their service.

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.

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