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Giving stuff up and taking stuff up for Lent

Lent has a strong place in the Irish psyche. It comes around every year, but why not try something different this year?
Giving stuff up and taking stuff up for Lent

The impact of bullying

Bullying can take many forms, physical violence, verbal abuse, ignoring or leaving someone out and nowadays of course, cyberbullying. Whatever the behaviour or platform, bullying is unacceptable.
The impact of bullying

Making ends meet

Living on social welfare leaves little for cinema trips, coffee with friends or tickets to gigs. Here's some steps to make what you have last a little longer.
Making ends meet

Safer Internet Day 2015

It is up to all of us to make the internet a safer space, so take a second to think about what you do online.
Safer Internet Day 2015

50 shades of Valentine’s

There's nothing wrong with a bit of romance. But, let's be honest, that's not what Valentine's is about any-more.
50 shades of Valentine’s

Annual user survey research

Every year we run a user survey to help us understand what our visitors need so that we can improve the ReachOut.com service.
Annual user survey research

5 ways to keep motivated while job hunting

Whether you’re a recent graduate, changing careers, unemployed or just trying to get a foot into the job market, finding work can be tedious.
5 ways to keep motivated while job hunting

Facing February without facebook?

Facebook free February is doing the rounds this year. Cutting out social media for a while doesn't sound like a bad idea altogether, but it does sound a little drastic.
Facing February without facebook?

Have you been having a dry January?

"Dry January" is thought of as a penance, but making a habit to have more dry weekends, gives you more time and energy to do what you enjoy and less "fear".
Have you been having a dry January?

DJ Nikki Hayes: the importance of talking

Spin 1038 DJ Nikki Hayes has been talking about getting people to talk. She knows a thing or two about battling mental health issues and has been sharing some of her experiences.
DJ Nikki Hayes: the importance of talking

Leo Varadkar open about being gay

Minister for health, Leo Varadkar yesterday told the world he's gay. He said his sexuality doesn't define him. It's a marker of where we've come as a country and hopefully where we're going.
Leo Varadkar open about being gay

Blue Monday

It's apparently the most depressing day of the year. This was determined by some dubious methods, however, no one is denying January can be pretty tough.
Blue Monday

Lesssons learned from Channel 4’s Cyberbully

Offering an insight into the darker side of cyber space, Channel 4's Cyber Bully explored many issues, to keep in mind when entering the online world.
Lesssons learned from Channel 4’s Cyberbully

Bressie’s 1000 hours

Niall Breslin (AKA Bressie, as if you didn't know) has set up a new blog – My 1000 hours. In his own words, it focuses on holistic fitness.
Bressie’s 1000 hours

Actress Maisie Williams’ experience of cyberbullying

Cyber Bully, a thriller that airs at 9pm on Channel 4 tonight, follows teenager Casey Williams as she battles with an anonymous cyber stalker.
Actress Maisie Williams’ experience of cyberbullying

We need to talk about porn

RTÉ's documentary "We need to talk about porn" talks about the impact of porn consumption. Vicky writes about the added pressure it creates for young people.
We need to talk about porn

My name is Saoirse and mental health musings

A powerful one-woman show challenging perceptions of mental health.
My name is Saoirse and mental health musings

Conor McGregor – the power of self-belief

At a time of the year when many of us are trying to tick off (or at least remember) our New Year's resolutions, we could learn a thing or two on motivation and self-belief from Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor – the power of self-belief

Talking about a resolution

Are you one of the many with a list of New Year's resolutions as long as your arm? Maybe there's a way to more easily achieve some of them.
Talking about a resolution

Selfie Vs self-esteem

We all have a right to good self-esteem. Now the New Year is here it could be a good time to work on building yours.
Selfie Vs self-esteem

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