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Headstrong does not provide a direct psychological support service either to people directly or via the phone, but you will find links below to information about some relevant services that might be able to support you, your son/daughter or other loved one etc.
Looking for support can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect. It could be that you don’t really want to admit to yourself or to others that you are finding it difficult to cope, or you might be a little unsure of what kind of help and support is out there.
Whatever the reason is, you should know that everyone goes through a tough time in their lives at some point, in fact one in five young people are going through a tough time right now.
Below you’ll find details of some of the different types of support available. You can access support in many ways – on the phone, by text, online or directly through local services. However big or small your problem may be, remember, you are not alone, there are many other young people out there struggling to cope with similar problems.
We at Headstrong are working hard through our work in Jigsaw to make sure that you can get the help you need in your local area when you need it. It’s early days yet, but we have projects now open in Galway, Ballymun, Kerry, Meath and Roscommon. We also work in partnership with Reachout.com to provide web-based support services. See below for details of these and other support available:
Headstrong is working to ensure that every young person in Ireland has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. We currently have a Jigsaw Service in four communities around Ireland and are working to roll out a further seven.
Reachout.com provides young people with information on stress, anxiety, bullying, suicide, depression, bipolar and other issues that can affect mental health & wellbeing. Reachout.com is working to improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing by building skills and providing information, support and referrals in ways that work for young people.
There are a number of organisations and online supports that you can access for help today. If you are worried that you, or someone you know, is at risk of suicide or self harm, you should immediately contact your local doctor or your nearest hospital.