Resilience Academy

Building Resilience, Building the Future

We all know that teenage years are a challenge, but not everyone knows that:

  1. 1

    There were nearly a thousand presentations to Pieta House by teenagers last year due to suicide or self-harm.

  2. 2

    Ireland has the highest rate of death by suicide among teenage girls in Europe and the second highest rate among teenage boys.

  3. 3

    There has been a 163% increase in the number of under 18’s presenting to Pieta House due to suicide or self-harm in the past five years.

We expect teenagers to be able to cope without ever explicitly teaching them how. As parents and teachers we can’t remove every obstacle from their lives, but we can provide them with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to respond to these challenges in a healthy and constructive manner.

This is why we developed the Resilience Academy.