Harry McCann (15), founder of Digital Youth Council,  at home in Clane, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On many a night at 11pm Eamon Judge wanders into his living room at home in Kinsale, Co Cork, to find his 16-year-old daughter, Ciara, engaged in a(...)

When surveyed about social media, young people  said it would be much more beneficial if parents understood what was going on, rather than snooping. Photograph: Thinkstock

A new parents’ website is being launched by an online support organisation for young people’s mental health, reachout.com, at the second Technology fo(...)

(left to right) Brent Pope, GAA star Conor Cusack and Bressie at the inaugural Student Leaders Congress to promote positive mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour at The RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 4,000 students showed up to talk mental health awareness with some of Ireland’s best known sport stars and personalities in the RDS today.Si(...)

The stress of unemployment can drive many young people to drink. Photograph: Getty Images

Q My 22-year-old son moved back in with us about six months ago, mainly because he couldn’t afford to live independently. He dropped out of college tw(...)

The conference heard how online is the first place that young people turn to for support

‘We’re trying to change the conversation and demystify mental health so that small problems don’t become unmanageable as people get older,” says Elain(...)