New National Drugs Strategy Consultation

  Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne, TD, has called on service users, parents, families, young people, organisations and all members of society across the country to provide their views on the current drugs situation in Ireland. Launching a public consultation to inform the development of a new national…

Cake & Chat

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday 7th September, FDYS and Youth Train will host a collaborative event, “Cake & Chat”, which will promote a message raising awareness around suicide and suicide prevention at a local level.  This event is part of a number of worldwide activities and events being organised.   ‘Cake…

Men’s Health Week 2016

Men’s Health Week is being celebrated from Monday 13th until Sunday 19th June . The theme for 2016 is “Men United-for health and well being.” It is celebrated in most European countries, as well as in USA, Austrailia, New Zealand, Canada and a number of other countries worldwide.  The overall aims of the MHW are…

Be safe in the Sun

It’s summer holiday time again. Everyone is looking forward to spending a much time as possible outdoors in the sun, at the beach, in the local park or in the garden but have you remembered to put on your sunscreen? By wearing sunscreen and reapplying it every 2 hours and after swimming you greatly reduce…

Green Ribbon Campaign

    See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and our 90 partner organisations are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2016   Experiencing a mental health problem is simply part and parcel of the ups and downs of life and…

A significant number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland aged 25 and under experience severe stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new report.

The study found that over half of 14 to 18-year-olds had self-harmed, 70% had suicidal thoughts and one in three had attempted suicide. HSE national office for suicide prevention, reveals that LGBT people still experience bullying at school, fear of rejection and discrimination, violence and negative attitudes. It found the most common age people discover…