Health and Wellbeing

Health and emotional wellbeing are key to a successful life

All children and young people need the time and space to learn those core life skills, such as resilience, social skills and self-esteem, which ensure positive mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Yet too many children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are experiencing physical and mental health problems, with depression, self-harm and suicide attempts far too prevalent.

We know that good mental and emotional health are essential in order to thrive. We’re focused on supporting those programmes that help children and young people build resilience and make better life choices.

24%

of young people say they do not have one good adult to turn to for support

Only
25%
of 9 year olds meet the recommended 60 mins a day of physical activity
1 in 4
young people from disadvantaged areas are presenting as overweight or obese
This programme has given me so much motivation during my time in college… Almost like meditation, it was a place where we took the time to be present and reflect. I came home with a new mindset and outlook on life.
Jessie
This experience has not only shaped who I am as a person but has influenced the decisions I will make in the future.
Tomi, 16

With YOUR donation
and support we can

  • Urgently fund more evidence based mental health early intervention and preventative support programmes.
  • Directly support and fund 1-to-1 counselling services nationwide for young people.
  • Support pioneering initiatives that help young people overcome anxiety, self-esteem and emotional difficulties.
  • Assist children and young people who are experiencing trauma, crisis and chaotic changes in their lives.

Get involved

In 2020, we raised and distributed an additional €500k which benefitted 14,123 children and young people. But we could only meet 6.6% of the staggering €7.5 million requested.

Futures are on the line. We need to do more. YOU can make a massive difference.

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