Who are we?
ReachOut.com is the flagship programme of the Inspire Ireland Foundation(www.inspireireland.com).
Reach Out is 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.
Our aim is to improve young people's mental health and well-being by building skills and providing information, support and referrals in ways we know work for young people. Inspire Ireland's mission is to help young people lead happier lives.
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland, working with approximately 50,000 young people aged 10-18 every year through volunteer-led clubs and staff-led youth projects.
The organisation currently operates in 26 counties across Ireland, with 480 Foróige clubs, 142 youth projects, the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programme, youth information centres and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship all in operation.
Founded in 1952, Foróige works with all young people through our general services and also with vulnerable young people who require additional support through a full range of targeted services.
Our services encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and to develop their talents, skills and character in a fun way.
BeLonG To is a national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.
We provide direct youth services to LGBT young people in Dublin and support LGBT youth groups all around the country. In these groups, LGBT young people can socialise with each other, get involved in activities and see that their identities and selves are valuable and important.
Because we believe that the problems which LGBT young people experience are largely due to negative societal attitudes, we also work to change these attitudes. This is done by training teachers and youth workers, running awareness campaigns in schools and youth services and working with government departments.
Headstrong was established four years ago to change the way Ireland thinks about youth mental health.
Our vision is an Ireland where young people feel connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health.
We are working to change attitudes towards young people's mental health through the Jigsaw Programme of service development and by conducting research and advocacy work.
Currently operating in five sites around Ireland, Jigsaw is officially up and running in Galway, Kerry and Dublin and will be launching in counties Meath and Roscommon.
A further twelve communities are also actively working with us to develop their collective response to the issue of youth mental health in their area.