Vicky Kavanagh: ‘I went to work with a happy face but I was bottling up my emotions and not dealing with anything. I don’t know if I really wanted to end my life or just put it all on pause for a while.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pastoral care: from primary right through to third level, it rumbles in the background of every educator’s mind. How can teachers support and help (...)

Mind our Workers: a new campaign by the Construction Industry Federation and Pieta House aims to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues in the sector.

Men working in construction and production jobs accounted for nearly half of all male deaths by suicide in the period 2008 to 2012, a new report sugge(...)

Krystian Fikert, founder of MyMind, outside the company’s offices in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Krystian Fikert first came to Ireland in 2004, after finishing his masters in clinical psychology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Pola(...)

A still from the HSE’s ‘Little Things’ multimedia suicide prevention campaign. The HSE has partnered with Journal Media on promote its website

The Health Service Executive’s national office for suicide prevention is to extend its advertising partnership with Journal Media throughout 2015, wit(...)

Screengrab from the suicide-prevention campaign

The first commercial-scale suicide-prevention communications campaign rolls out this week with Little Things, a multimedia campaign created by Dublin (...)

The #littlethings campaign is organised by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with more than 20 organisations active in the mental health area.

A new mental health initiative highlights the “little things” people can do in their daily life to maintain their mental equilibrium.The #littlething(...)

The 2012 national male rate of self-harm was 195 per 100,000 - up 20 per cent since 2007 - while the national rate of female self-harm was 228 per 100,000 - up 6 per cent over the same period. Photograph: Reuters

A new self-harm treatment programme which is being adopted by the HSE could help reduce suicide rates and emergency hospital visits by half, according(...)

Male students are very willing to be there for and support their friends, but don’t feel others would do the same for them. Photograph: Thinkstock

Counselling services within universities have been put under severe pressure recently, with many colleges reporting waiting lists of up to six weeks. (...)

ISPCC chief executive Ashley Balbirnie said Childline has reached ‘breaking point’.  Photograph: Jon Challicom/ChildLine/PA Wire

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has reported that Childline has witnessed a 20 per cent drop in funding since the (...)

More than 60 per cent of charities operating in Ireland have reported often 
serious falls in donations since scandals involving the Central Remedial Clinic, Rehab and the wider sector took hold.

Childline, the support service for children, has warned it may no longer be able to provide 24-hour nationwide support, due to a reduction in charitab(...)