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Anxiety and young people

29 March 2018

So far this year, the page on ReachOut.com with the most views is the page about anxiety. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a common feeling and a normal reaction to stressful situations. Different things and situations can make us feel nervous, anxious or stressed. All young people (and all us parents!) will experience anxiety at…

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Tackling sleep deprivation

15 March 2018

People can have different needs in terms of sleep, but for children and young people especially, getting a good night’s sleep is key.

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Preparing for exam time

14 February 2018

With mock exams upon us, your son or daughter may be feeling pressure and, as a parent, you may be feeling anxious and unsure of how best to help.

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Ensuring young people adapt to secondary school

21 September 2017

It’s well known now that the transition to secondary school can be difficult for many young people.

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Leaving Cert results night and alcohol

15 August 2017

So it will be a big night tomorrow night, no matter what results your son or daughter gets and in many cases plans will be to head to a nightclub or party.

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Leaving Cert results, for parents

13 August 2017

Whatever your son or daughter’s Leaving Certs results are, your job as parent isn’t over yet (!) and your guidance and support are as important now as ever.

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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.

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‘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?”.

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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.

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