Welcome to www.pleasetalk.ie

This website provides a list of support services that are available to students on college and university campuses across Ireland. Click on the mascots below for information of the services that are availalbe.

The campaign’s message is ‘talking is a sign of strength not of weakness’, and it encourages students to talk about their problems.

Please Talk is kindly supported by the HSE NOSP-National Office of Suicide Prevention.

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Choose your college…

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Best of luck with exams!

Everyone at Please Talk wishes students across Ireland the very best of luck with their up coming exams! 


Log on to www.pleasetalk.ie for a list of support services for students on your campus!

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Please Talk materials

Please Talk materials have been distributed to colleges around the country, including t-shirts and badges for students and staff members to wear to promote Please Talk, and to promote the message that speaking is a sign of strength not of weakness. To pick up some badges or shirt, drop down to your Students’ Union, or else contact us on [email protected],

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Please Talk featured in Irish Times Health Supplement, 3rd of March 2009

On the first anniversary of the beginning of Please Talk going national, having being launched in the 7 universities in the State on the 3rd of March 2008, the campaign has been featured in an article in today’s Irish Times

…two years ago, invoking that healing potential of speaking in the service of keeping each other safe, students in University College Dublin began a campaign, designed by students for students called Please Talk to help each other understand that talking is the antidote to despair, that “speaking is a sign of strength not of weakness” and that any student experiencing any distress should talk about it..

Click on this link to read the rest of the article.


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Please Talk’s 2nd Birthday, nineteen members and counting!

We are delighted to announce that over the coming days (March 4th and 5th) and next week, the week of the 9th of March, the arrival of the Please Talk campagin to eight new campuses will be celebrated in colleges across the country, with more than a dozen events co-ordinated to mark this memorable and special event. Thanks to everyone who’s helped make this possible. We’re confident Please Talk will get off to a great start on the new campuses

The campaign will be delivered to the students of Letterkenny IT, IT Sligo, GMIT, Limerick IT, Tralee IT, Cork IT, Carlow IT, and Athlone IT for the first time, and will also be promoted on the 11 continuing Please Talk campuses. Events will include balloon launches, moments’ of silence to remember all those effected by suicide and mental illness, and distirubuting branded materials to students.

Each campus has received a pack of Please Talk branded materials, including t-shirts, posters, and badges to help promote the Please Talk message and website to students, and hundreds of specially branded helium filled balloons will also be on display throughout the country! Keep an eye out for events on your campus, and please contact [email protected] for more information!

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We’re delighted to announce the arrival of several new colleges into the Please Talk family.

Following on from visits we made to various colleges in early January of this year, we’re delighted to announce the arrival of Letterkenny IT, GMIT, Limerick IT, Cork IT, Carlow IT and Athlone IT with more new colleges to follow suit in the very near future. In time Please Talk, and it’s motto, speaking is a sign of strength not of weakness will be closely associated with student life and Higher Education throughout ireland.

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Chaplains Network 3rd Level

On January 27th last, we visited the CN3 (Chaplains Network at 3rd level) to talk about the campaign, where we were given a warm reception. One of the keys to Please Talk’s success in the future is the links and friendships that are formed with the various networks and  groups such as the CSSI (The Confederation of Student Support Services in Ireland) and the USI (Union of Students in Ireland) as well as the CN3, to keep on top of developments, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from the frontline as experienced by the various student support services. Are you involved with such a network or program? Do you want more information about Please Talk? If so, please contact [email protected]

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Waterford IT

In November 2008 we were delighted to welcome Waterford IT as the newest Please Talk college.
Now WIT students can log on to view information about the services available them on their campus.

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