Helping you get through tough times

What’s wrecking your head?

We,, in partnership with The Irish Examiner, are running an online survey for 13 – 19 year-olds about mental health. 

This survey is completely anonymous. It will not be possible to identify anyone from their answers. It will also not be possible to contact or follow up with anyone.

What are we doing with the results?

The results of this nationwide survey will inform a series of features for the Irish Examiner about teenage mental health in Ireland.

We may also use the results for a report for, again with no connection made to individual entries.

Supports and services

The aim of the survey is to find out more about teenage mental health in Ireland today. In the event that this brings up something and you feel you need to talk with someone now, contact Samaritans on:
Phone: 116 123 (Freephone Republic of Ireland)

Email: – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Mental health information and support services

There are a number of other services providing advice, help and support about all aspects of mental health. – offers comprehensive information on all aspects of mental health and how to get help. – provides support through online chat or helpline for those under 18 years-old.  provides information on mental health, support services near you and the everyday #littlethings that can make a difference to your mental health and wellbeing. – offers online support for eating disorder issues, including an online group counselling service. – offers drug and alcohol information and support including a ‘live helper’ service that lets you chat to a staff member online.

If you’re in college, find the phone number and details of the Student Counselling Service within your college

If you, or someone you know, is in crisis

  • Contact your GP. To find yours, visit
  • Go to, or contact, the A&E Department of your nearest hospital
  • Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialing 999 or 112.

Terms and conditions

To take part in this survey and, therefore enter the draw, you must be between the ages of 13 and 19 years-old, living in the Republic of Ireland.

If you are under the age of 18 years-old, you must get parental consent and acknowledge so at the beginning of the survey.

There is no way to identify who you are from the survey results, so if you need to get in touch, please email:


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