How to be a Good Friend to Someone who’s Struggling

We’ve been following RTE’s youth mental health initiative this week and are super impressed with all the amazing materials they have made (just follow #RTEBigPic for more). Loveliest of all is how positive the conversations have been about what is traditionally a dark and sad conversation. The messages are hopefull and honest, which is exactly

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The Instagram Account You Should Definitely be Following…

This week RTE have a really special campaign to promote youth mental health. On Sunday they unveiled a beautiful piece of Joe Caslin artwork on the side of the RTE building. We’ve heard frank chats across their radio programmes from Joanne McNally, Bressie and others, and there is lots more to come, including a chat

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Shona Meets: Pearl Natasha

Zimbabwean-Irish singer Pearl Natasha has enjoyed critical acclaim in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi. She has played  international stages including Live & Unsigned for Sea Sessions, Lake of STARS Festival & HIFA; radio and TV including Highland Radio, ZiFM Stereo, ZBC TV and Ocean FM Ireland; sharing her unique blend of Diasporan-Pop, featuring heavy African roots, lyrical ballads reminiscent of Irish

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A girls story: By Shaunagh

The year my parents separated was the year my whole world completely crashed and to say my mental health suffered was an understatement. I went from being a severely athletic young girl who loved her body and everything that she was to a complete hermit who hated any sort of interaction with the world and

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Book Club: The Colour Purple

Last month our book club chose ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker to be the first book that we read. We chose it because it seemed perfect to bring us together and discuss the storyline along with the fact that we were all kinda looking for something inspiring. It is also extremely talked about when

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ICYMI: Guest Post: On Insecurities

This post was originally shared in 2016, just as Rachel was about to turn 18. As she looked back on her teenage years, she thought about the insecurities she struggled with and wrote this beautiful essay for us: I can still remember the moment it happened. The moment insecurities became a feature in my life.

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The Amazing Story of Maya Angelou: Streetcar Conductor.

Maya Angelou has had a profound effect on so many of us. Her poems, songs, books and speeches have lifted the hearts and minds of so many. Oprah herself considered Maya to be a mentor and called her “Mother”. Before Maya passed away in 2014 aged 86, she told Oprah the amazing story of how

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On Ugly Girls

Ugly girls are a bit like unicorns and the troll that lives under your bed in that they only exist in our minds. Do you only take pics on Snapchat because you are horrified at the thought of sharing an unfiltered selfie? Do you think all of your friends are way prettier than you? Are

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How you Know its Time to Break up With your BFF 😞

So you’ve known her all your life. You’ve had so many sleepovers your parents haven’t seen you apart in years, cried together when One Direction broke up and watched every episode of Pretty Little Liars together. But lately you have grown apart and you really feel that your friendship is more hard work than it used

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How To Build A Girl: By Caitlin Moran

You can tell instantly when they step towards you… The posture, the sleeves over their hands, there is something in their eyes. These are the girls who are struggling right now Some of them are hard and tense with overeating Others are anorexic and feel like starving baby birds when you hug them, They’re like

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Recognising Eating Disorder Awareness Week: By Megan

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2018 runs from the 26th of February to the 4th of March. This year’s theme is ‘Why Wait’, which aims to spread the importance of early intervention among Eating Disorders. Someone with an ED waits, on average, 3 years until they reach out for help, and this EDAW we want to

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Do you Like Likes Too Much?

We don’t know when or how it happened, it kinda snuck up on us. Life used to be about living wild and free, pursuing freedom, happiness, love and contentment. Now its pretty much all about pursuing those likes. Did you ever hear the saying, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does

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11 Rupi Kaur Poems To Squeeze You In The Feels…

When you’re feeling low, or unsure, or lost, or broken, and you need the universe to send you a sign, 99.9% of the time, a Rupi Kaur poem will show up in your Instagram feed and you will wonder how she knows and understands your soul on a cellular and cosmic level. At 25, Rupi

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Stuff You Need To Quit For Lent: By Eboni

Whether religion is your bag or not, Eboni has a list of things we should think about giving up for Lent. Well, forever actually, but lets start with Lent….. Negative thoughts – Especially about yourself. There will literally always be a positive in every negative situation, and it’s within your power to find it. Where

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Our Favourite Quotes About Love

  Its Valentines Day!! We’re all feeling the love today here at TSP. For us today isn’t just about romantic love, but love for your friends, your family, your fellow humans and the world around you. However, the most important relationship you’ll ever have, is with yourself. Fall in love with yourself, all day, every

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Sophie Meets: Laylah Beattie

Laylah Beattie is a Dublin-based writer and model. She is currently undergoing a gender transition while modelling, maintaining a busy social life, producing YouTube videos and trying her best to live the life of a young person. Late last year, she appeared on The Late Late show along with Caitlin Jenner, who said that she looked

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3 Reasons to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

  The comfort zone is a lovely, toasty, snuggly place. Why would anyone ever want to leave? We love to know what’s what and who’s who. Why try new things when you know exactly what you like and what you don’t like, ammirite? Because, stepping outside of the comfort zone is the key to identifying

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