Info and Advice

Stress

Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of threat or demand.
A teenage girl holds her head, under pressure

What is stress?

When you sense danger - whether it's real or imagined - your body's defences kick in and you may begin to feel stressed. 

When you sense danger - whether it's real or imagined - your body's defences kick in and you may begin to feel stressed.

If you are in danger of being hurt or harmed in any way, that's not ok. It's important that you talk to an adult you trust if you feel this way. 

If you are in danger of being hurt or harmed in any way, that is not ok. It's important that you talk to an adult you trust if you feel this way.

Things that might cause a person to feel stressed include:

Life Changes

Illness 

Injury

Abuse 

Family

School, College or Work

Bullying

Support is available

Childline is always here to listen. You can talk to us about anything that is on your mind at any time of the day or night and we won't judge you. 

Other supports available include:

Jigsaw is the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Jigsaw Services provide young people aged 12-25 with a place they can visit for free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals.

yourmentalhealth.ie is a site provided by the HSE. There you can find information about many issues related to mental health and also find information about other support services. 

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Contact Childline

Childline is always here to listen and to support you. You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), text Childline on 50101 (10am – 4am every day) or chat with Childline online

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