The “Listening is Helping” campaign aims to equip young people with the skills to actively listen to, and support, friends and family going through a tough time. The campaign was launched by our partner organisation, SpunOut.ie.

SpunOut.ie spoke to three young people who have lived experience of mental health difficulties and the three friends who offered them support during those difficulties to illustrate how important talking and listening were to them. Watch the videos here and find links to supportive information below.

Jen and Aoife:

Shane and Barry:

And six tips for active listening:

Some of the listening is helping information on SpunOut.ie: