GDYS logodefault

Latest News

Useful Links

Local Services:

National Services:

Mental health and depression
Aware - Helping defeat depression
Console - Supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide
Grow - A guide to mental health
Headstrong - The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Irish Association of Suicidology - A forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences
Mental Health Ireland - Promoting positive mental health
O2 Think Big - Promotes mental well being among young people in Ireland
Samaritans - 24 hour confidential, non-judgemental service
Shine - Supporting people affected by mental ill health
Teen-Line Ireland - Freephone service
Your Mental Health - Improving awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland

Youth focused
B4udecide - Information about relationships from the Crisis Pregnancy Agency
Belong To - Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland
Childline/ISPCC - Phone, online and text service for young people
Headstrong - The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Inspire Ireland - Helps young people live happier lives
National Youth Council of Ireland - Representative body for national voluntary youth organisations
O2 Think Big - Promotes mental well being among young people in Ireland
Reach Out Ireland - A web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to improve their own mental health and well-being
SpunOut - Irish youth health, media, info, activism website
Teen-Line Ireland - Freephone service for suicide prevention
Teenspace - Information on events, activities and recreation services for young people from 10 to 18
Union of Students in Ireland - The sole representative body from Ireland's third level students
Youth Work Ireland - A co-ordinating and development agency for youth services throughout the country

Drugs and alcohol
Crosscare Drugs and Alcohol Programme - Provides quality drug education, training, and support services which develop knowledge and skills in order to enhance competencies and capabilities in a variety of settings and sectors 
National Advisory Committee on Drugs - Conduct, commission and analyse research on issues relating to drugs and to advise government on policy development in the area
National Drug Advisory and Treatment Centre - Provides an integrated specialist addiction service

Child protection
Barnardos  - Supports children whose well-being is under threat by working with them, their families and communities, and by campaigning for the rights of children
CARI  - Provides therapy and counselling services to children, families and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse
Childline Ireland  - Telephone, online and mobile texting service  
Children’s Rights Alliance  - a coalition of over 90 NGOs working to secure the rights and needs of children in Ireland
ECPAT UK - Works to end child prostitution, child pornography, and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes
ISPCC  - Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children advocates on behalf of all children in Ireland
Saving Childhood Ryan  - Working on behalf of children and survivors of abuse
Stay Safe  - Personal safety skills programme for children which aims to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying 
Stop It Now! - a campaign which aims to prevent child sexual abuse by raising awareness and encouraging early recognition and responses to the problem by abusers themselves and those close to them