Dublin march highlights opposition to teen-support services funding cuts

A march took place in Dublin city centre this afternoon to highlight the need to keep funding teenage support services.

Funding has recently been cut for telephone counsellors at Teen Line and protest organisers Action for Suicide Prevention want to highlight what they say is a lack of Government support.

(Teen Line Ireland is a free-phone service open daily from 8pm to 11pm on 1800 833 634.)

"It's terrible that young people don't see any future for themselves, and the Government is not helping with their austerity measures," said one woman taking part in the March.

A young man also taking part said: "We are here to highlight to the Government that they need to reverse the cuts to mental health services like Teen Line."

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