CRYS is a local voluntary youth service affiliated to Youth Work Ireland. Its mission is to support and promote community based youth work. It provides direct programmes and services for young people at risk and supports young people by putting their agendas on the agendas of the decision makers.
The programme was developed in Australia for children and adolescents to reduce anxiety and promote emotional resilience. It is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based early intervention and prevention programme focusing on anxiety and depression. The programme is group and skills based. It includes four different programmes for the different age groups – 3-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-16 years and adults