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Online sexual coercion and extortion

27 June 2017

Most young people who experience online sexual coercion are too embarrassed to tell anyone. Early detection means a higher chance of catching those responsible.

Talk about alcohol ahead of exam celebrations

20 June 2017

The Leaving and Junior Cert exams are nearly over, and with that, celebrations for young people can mean alcohol is involved.

alcohol cabinet

‘It’s all about him’ for Men’s Health Week 2017

12 June 2017

This year for Men’s Health Week it’s all about him, and men are being asked “How are you doing?”.

men's health week poster

Teenagers and the pressure of social media

11 May 2017

Social media was mentioned by many of the respondents as a source of tension between them and their parents.

smartphone with social media apps

Body image, mental health and teenagers

9 May 2017

72 % of the 2,500 teenagers who responded to our national survey named body image as a cause of stress.

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Leaving and Junior Cert countdown

9 May 2017

If you have son or daughter on the run-up to the Leaving or Junior Cert this June, the whole household plays a role.

Youth Mental Health Ireland Exam Stress

Teen survey in mental health

4 April 2017

We worked with the Irish Examiner to ask teenagers over Ireland about the state of their mental health.

Free information event for parents

30 March 2017

The National Parents Council post primary is hosting FREE Information Event for parents on Saturday, 8 April 2017 about cyberbullying and cyber-aggression.

teen texting

Assertiveness for young people

21 March 2017

Assertiveness is a healthy way of communicating and a life skill we can all work at.

Self-harm booklet for parents

13 March 2017

Self-harm is of great concern to parents we have spoken with. As a result, we developed a booklet with the HSE for parents about self-harm and young people

selfharm