Call for more online counselling services for young people

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has called for more online counselling services to be available for teens.

The creation of a Mental Health App to provide a service is what she believes is needed.

Catherine Noone.

Senator Noone says easy accessibility is key.

She said:

Younger people are spending a lot more time online and we've seen in recent weeks and months how difficult a place that can be to navigate and I think it is vital we have a very accessible platform which is safe for younger people to access for help when they need it.

Suicide rates and European comparisons are available from both the CSO and from Eurostat and the HSE have produced briefings which can be read

here

- Digital Desk


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