Supports and Services

The Children’s Mental Health Coalition is not a service provider and cannot provide individual support to children or young people with mental health problems.
If you feel that you need to contact a mental health or support service to the website, which has a detailed list of dedicated support organisations for children and young people.

There are also a number of national organisations listed below that provide a range of support and advocacy for young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

    ReachOut is a website that contains more than 300 factsheets and stories covering major issues that young people experience including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and making the transition to college or from home
  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
    1850 60 90 90
  • Teenline
    Teenline is for teenagers who have problems and worries but do not know who to talk to. It is a free and confidential service.
    1800 833 634

Other useful websites

  • Headstrong
    Headstrong is an initiative working with communities in Ireland to ensure that young people aged between 12 and 25 are better supported to achieve mental health and well-being.
  • Bodywhys
    Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting the people in Ireland affected by eating disorders.
  • Aware
    Aware is a national voluntary organisation that offers support to people who are experiencing depression so they can reach their full potential.
  • Childline
    Childline is part of the ISPCC, offering a listening service for children and young people to discuss any their problems and find solutions. It is a free and confidential service.
  • Console
    Console offers support to people bereaved through suicide. Console promotes positive mental health within the community in an effort to reduce the number of attempted suicides and deaths through suicide.
  • GROW in Ireland
    GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.
  • Mental Health Ireland
    Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation with 104 local branches throughout the country, providing care, support and friendship for people with mental health problems. It has recently established Young Mental Health Ireland.
  • Shine – Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health<
    Shine is the national organisation dedicated to addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental health problems, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working towards achieving the best possible quality of life for the people it serves.