ReachOutParents.com provides reliable information for parents to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
The site is hosted by ReachOut.com, a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health for young people aged 12-25 years-old.
The content on ReachOutParents.com has been developed based on an assessment with parents of young people aged 12-25 years-old. This research was carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland.
This study sought to understand parents’ needs in relation to supporting positive youth mental health and wellbeing.
ReachOutParents.com is divided into five main sections based on what parents told us they wanted to know: Wellbeing, health problems, Technology, Services available to support young people’s mental health and Tips for parents on supporting their own mental health.
When we talk about parents, we really mean anyone who looks after, or supports young people aged 12 – 25 years-old.
Content was developed by ReachOut.com, in consultation with our national advisory board which consists of members from Irish Psychology Society, College of Psychiatry Ireland, Health Service Executive and Foroige. The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention has also supported the development of this website.
This project was funded by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in Australia.
It unites young people with researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy-makers from over 70 partner organisations in exploring the use of technology to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 25 years-old.