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…

The Accommodation Hunt

  Searching for accommodation can be difficult for new students. The deciding factors will be location and budget; however consideration should be given to the student’s personality. Everybody has different needs when it comes to living space. Some people are happy to share a room, while others need their own space. You might be looking…

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…

LGBT helpline had busiest ever year in 2015

2015 was the busiest year ever for the LGBT Helpline, the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Almost 77,000 people accessed information and support through the organization’s telephone helpline and online services last year. These findings are included in the 2015 annual report of the LGBT Helpline, in total; the LGBT Helpline received 3,609…

Bullying

Bullying is unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical, conducted by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time. Placing a once-off offensive or hurtful public message, image or statement on a social network site or other public forum where that message, image or statement can be viewed…