Skip navigation and jump to content
Welcome to Ireland's Youth Information Website
Follow us
Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube

Ditch The Monkey

Our brand new animated short series


Accept you for who you are. Don’t wish you were someone else. Everyone is unique, embrace those things about you which make you different and celebrate them. To find out more about accepting yourself, go to



A little monkey. A big message.

'Ditch the Monkey' is a series produced by in collaboration with Irish animator Eoin Duffy and the National Office for Suicide Prevention. The series is loosely based on the 'five ways to wellness', a set of evidence based actions which promote positive mental health. Often, our own negative thoughts hold us back from being happy and healthy. By choosing to get out into the world, to connect, to contribute, to be healthy, to accept ourselves and to be aware - we can stay on the path to wellness.

Who are we? is a not-for-profit website created by young people for young people. Find out more about us and what we do, simply click here.


Director: Eoin Duffy, Producer: Jamie Hogan, Production Company: Belly Creative Inc., Producer for Ian Power, Monkey Character: Rory Connolly, Narrator: Seán Burke, Writers: Eoin Duffy, Jamie Hogan, Michelle Knight, Design: Eoin Duffy, Kristina Shu, Storyboards: Eoin Duffy, Jamie Hogan, Animation: Eoin Duffy, Ronan Byrne, Audio editing: Jamie Hogan, Sound Design: Wesley Slover, Sono Sanctus, Sound Mix: Wesley Slover, Sono Sanctus, Composer #1: Sue Verran, Philip Guyler, Composer #2: Dan Coke, Recording Studio: Egoboo, Studio Engineer: Greg Malocca, Proofers: Claire Petersen, Eileen Stevenson, Laura Gaynor, Shane Boyle, Conor Murphy & the SpunOut Action Panel.

Funded by