Ian Power spoke to Gavin about New Crisis Text support service.

A new text service for young people who are feeling suicidal or facing a mental health crisis is seeking to recruit 300 volunteers ahead of its launch in Ireland later this year.

The scheme which backed by the HSE and the minister with responsibility for mental health and will involve training volunteers working from home catering for those in need of immediate support. Applications to become a Crisis Volunteer can be made at crisistextline.ie, where more information is also available. Ian Power – CEO of Crisis Text Line Ireland spoke to Gavin about the service.