About us

Inspire Ireland Foundation is a charitable organisation that helps young people lead happier lives. We are part of an international network of foundations with the same mission, operating in Australia and the USA. Inspire Ireland achieves its mission through the delivery of ReachOut.com, an online service to help young people aged 12-25 years-old get through tough times.

Our history

The Inspire Foundation was established in Australia in 1996 in direct response to Australia’s then escalating rates of youth suicide. Combining technology with the direct involvement of young people it delivered an innovative and practical online programme that helps prevents youth suicide and improves young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

A feasibility study, prepared by McKinsey & Co, identified three key in criteria determining Inspire’s ReachOut.com service’s applicability to Ireland: a clear mental health need; high technology and media consumption; and a good fit for ReachOut.com within Ireland’s existing services.

Working together

To deliver a successful service in Ireland we are building an Inspire community of young people, sector partners, professionals, families, donors, teachers and supporters who care deeply for young people and their well-being.


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ReachOut was launched in November 2009. In that time we’ve been busy conducting events to raise funds and awareness, from pimping wellies, to comedy nights, asking people to “Get on Board” and bringing our traveling “Note to Self” campaign on the road.