Young SVP saw the worry and anxiety among students during the COVID-19 restrictions and decided to produce the video to offer support, encourage them to talk about their anxieties, and tell them that help is on hand.
COVID-19, the lockdown and social isolation are resulting in more people calling Pieta House for help, says the charity's chief executive Elaine Austin.
Charities provide approximately one-quarter of acute hospital services and approximately two-thirds of services to people with disabilities, so they are an integral part of the overall system.
Team of four is aiming to raise €30,000 for Pieta House, which works with those suffering from depression or anxiety, and Down Syndrome Ireland, which is fundraising for a new regional centre in the west of Ireland.
“As the world continues to urbanise, therefore, and as cities continue to grow into mega cities, it is clear that much of the drive towards reversing the consequences of climate change must come from cities, as well as the sustainability which must permeate farming and agriculture” – President Michael D. Higgins.
I realised that we needed to have a living Pieta in every community, where we could hold the broken lives of those in suicidal distress. That is how Pieta House began – Joan Freeman.