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Youth Mental Health Supports Map


Set up initially as mindfulness in schools programme it has now expanded to the out of school sector

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As well as delivering talks on a broad range of topics related to mental health 3T's provide safeTalk training.  Check their website for details.


  • safeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resource



Aware is a national voluntary organisation providing support to people going through depression, anxiety and related issues.

1 - Beat the Blues
2 - Lifeskills online programme
3 - Life Skills Group Programme

BeLonG To

BeLonG To is the national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people aged 14-24 years.

StandUp week training

BIBO Training Programme

BiBo is an emotional and social skills mindfulness based programme developed in Ireland in 2014 by a group that included youth workers, psychologists and others. Its mission is to support the development of positive mental habits for young teens with the programme being adaptable to meet the needs of older youth. It was initially introduced through schools but is now open to youth workers wishing to develop the skill set provided.


Carlow Regional Youth Service (CRYS)

CRYS is a local voluntary youth service affiliated to Youth Work Ireland. Its mission is to support and promote community based youth work. It provides direct programmes and services for young people at risk and supports young people by putting their agendas on the agendas of the decision makers.

Friends For Life

Exchange House, National Travellers Service

Exchange House Ireland National Travellers Service is the largest Traveller specific front-line service provider in the country.

Best Practice in Traveller Youth Work


Foróige is a national youth organisation which runs a number of programmes some of which are available to young people outside of the organisation. They include:

1 - Real u (2 days)
2 - Be Healthy Be Happy (1 day)
3 - Leadership for life Foundation Certificate (3 modules)
4 - Putting the pieces together (2 days)
5 - Big brother Big sister (BBBS)


The HSE's Your Mental Health website gives details of a number of training programmes related to mental health and wellbeing. Click on the web link to find one of their many courses

1. Safe talk
3. Understanding Self-harm
4. Storm
5. SOS Wellness Workshop
7. SOS Wellness Workshop - online
8. eSuicideTALK


Jigsaws Education and Training programme looks to increase community awareness and involvement in youth mental health issues, and strengthen the abilities of people who work or volunteer with young people to support them with their mental health. To find out more about the workshops contact your local Jigsaw. If you do not have a Jigsaw in your area either phone 01 4727010 or email

1 - It's Time to Start Talking
2 - Supporting Young People's Mental Health
3 - Understanding Youth Mental Health
4 - Minding Youth Mental Health


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help offered to a person who is developing a mental health problem, is experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or a mental health crisis.  The first aid is given until appropriate professional support is received or until the crisis resolves. 

Mental Health First Aid was developed in Australia and is now internationally recognised in over 23 countries with over 1 million people worldwide trained in Mental Health First Aid skills.

  • In Ireland the training is delivered by MHFA Ireland.
Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Ireland

MHI aims to promote positive mental health and well-being to all individuals and communities in Ireland.

Mind Your Mental Health

Motivational Interviewing (M.I.)

M.I. is an evidence-based counselling technique proved to work with a wide range of client groups and issues. Proficiency in M.I. offers the practitioner a platform to empower young people to take the lead in reducing levels of stress and anxiety. The organisation offers training and inspirational talks. Their goal is to promote and celebrate intelligence beyond the traditional measure of I.Q.

1. Introduction
2. Intermediate Level
3. Advanced Level

National Youth Council of Ireland

The representative body for national voluntary youth work organisations in Ireland.

1 - Moment to Moment
2 - Let's Beat Bullying
3 - B4U Decide
4 - Mindout


Shine is the national organisation that addresses the rights and needs of those people 18 years and older who are affected by mental ill health.

A variety of programmes are provided. Contact Shine for details.

Suicide or Survive (SOS)

SOS endeavours to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness.

It provides a range of educational and therapeutic programmes that increase understanding of suicide and it plays an active role in its prevention in Ireland.

Check their website or phone them for course details. Cost applies.

1. Eden Programme
2. Self-WRAP
3. Supporters Programme
4. Wellness Workshop
5. Wellness Workshop online

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

WRAP is an evidence-based practice, consisting of a personalised wellness and crisis plan. It adopts a strengths-based approach to recovery. Participants are encouraged to manage their own wellness and recovery. The key recovery concepts of WRAP are hope, education, personal responsibility, self-advocacy and support.

3. Advanced Facilitator training
2. Facilitator training
1. Self-WRAP


The content of Youth Mental Health Signposting is provided for information purposes only. The National Youth Council of Ireland is not responsible for any interaction or outcomes between a client and a service provider listed. The NYCI does not endorse any professional or programme included in it map.


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