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10th Sep 2019

It’s Good to Talk Show is Ireland’s first online chat show about youth mental health


Brought to you by Three Ireland

Each episode will focus on a different topic related to youth mental health

It’s Good to Talk Show is Ireland’s first online chat show that focuses on youth mental health. The four part series is presented by Stephen Byrne, who you might recognise from his TV and radio work for RTE 2FM.

Different guests will join him in the studio each episode, as they impart their wisdom and experiences on different topics. Hopefully they’ll be able to provide viewers with some advice and tips on challenges they may face. If the first episode is anything to go by, we’re in for some great conversations.

It’s Good to Talk Show, which is made in collaboration with Jigsaw, highlights the importance of talking about your mental health and how it makes things better. Jigsaw are the national centre for youth mental health in Ireland, and have had a massive impact upon children’s lives.

They aim to change Irish society by creating a more supportive environment for young people. This is done by providing services, raising awareness, impacting laws, policies and funding. Their insight into young people influenced the show’s message that the help of ‘one good adult’ can have a very positive effect.

Three’s partnership with Jigsaw has allowed the leading mobile operator to spread their message to their customers.

Episode One is out now!

For the first instalment, the guests focus on the pressures of school. Over the course of the episode they discuss several different things such as anxiety, bullying, the pressures of being a teenager and learning disabilities.

Despite the serious topics, there are some lighthearted moments and overall it makes for really entertaining viewing.

The first brilliant selection of guests were:

Aoife Dooley: an illustrator, author and comedian who speaks about her experiences of having autism in school.

Louise Cooney: a fashion, travel and lifestyle influencer and blogger, who speaks about how she writes down her feelings, keeping diaries all of her life helping her to get those thoughts out of her head and onto paper.

John Kavanagh: Otherwise known as Coach Kavanagh, John is a martial arts coach, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and former professional mixed martial artist. He coaches Conor McGregor, and often pops up in his brother James’ Instagram stories!

Enjoy the first full show now:

Stay tuned for the next shows where guests will be discussing topics like social media, Christmas and more. We can’t wait!

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