Some important changes at spunout 

We’re excited to share some changes at spunout in how we describe ourselves.

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We’re excited to share some changes at spunout in how we describe ourselves. We hope these changes will make it easier for everyone to find the information and services they need, as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Over the years, as we’ve added new features and services, we’ve developed new names and brands to help them stand out. However, it’s not always easy to know they’re part of the spunout family.

That’s why we’re excited to unveil a new look that incorporates the well-known and trusted spunout brand in the identities of all of our features and services.

Going forward, you’ll see the spunout identity on everything we do as an organisation.

‘Text About It’

In addition to adding the spunout logo to all of our services, we’re also changing the name of our 24/7 text support service to ‘Text About It’, previously known as ‘50808’ or ‘Text 50808’.

We’re doing this because the way in which you can contact the service will evolve over time, and getting in touch with us won’t always require a number. We want to broaden the opportunities for the brand to grow, and to more effectively describe the service.

We’re keeping the original tag line from our launch campaign, so if you don’t want to talk about something over the phone or in-person, you can ‘Text About It’. If it matters to you, it matters to us.

As before, the ‘Text About It’ name will always be accompanied by the well known and trusted spunout brand, which will hopefully help even more people to recognise – and connect with – this important service.

Mission and Vision

In order to facilitate this consolidation of brand identities, we’ve made some changes to the way we describe our vision and mission for what we’re trying to achieve as an organisation in service of younger people.

Our new vision is “an Ireland where all young people are supported and empowered to thrive.

Our new mission is “to work collaboratively with young people to support our mental health and wellbeing. We do this by creating evidence-based, person-centred digital solutions and safe, validating support spaces.”

Life can be hard sometimes; we can feel unsure or even unsafe. We can find ourselves a little lost, nervous or worried, not knowing where or who to turn to next. We can all feel lonely at times too, alone with no one to talk to or in a crowd with no one to relate to. 

spunout is there for everyone as we travel our own unique journey. 

We are here for you if you just need a helping hand or if you’re lost, low or lonely. 

Together we can drive away the clouds, lighten the load and find a clear path ahead. If it matters to you, it matters to us. You can connect with us for support. You can share what’s on your mind. With spunout, you can take a step to make your life a little better.

Legal identity

Finally, in time – we plan to change the name of our legal entity to ‘spunout’, replacing the existing ‘Community Creations CLG’. Community Creations was founded in 2004, and set up spunout in 2005. spunout went on to become the main, and only, project of Community Creations for many years, and we feel now is the right time to make our legal identity the same as our public identity.

So, how does this affect you? 

Hopefully, not one bit. Nothing in how we provide our services is changing. We’ll continue to pursue our ethos of being ‘by young people, for young people’. Our services, staff and volunteering will all operate in the same ways as before. We are now just happy to be proudly under the spunout umbrella, and to be working even more closely with the other spunout services and teams. 

What might you notice has changed? 

Our 24/7 support service ‘Text About It’ will no longer be known by its shortcode ‘50808’. The number of channels you can use to get in touch with the service may expand and grow, but you will still be able to use the short code ‘50808’ to get in touch with us. Just text HELLO to 50808 any time, day or night. You will notice a new logo and new brand colours. You will hear more about our umbrella brand spunout and its other teams and services. And lastly, we hope you will hear us talk about the wider organisation in a more open and holistic way. 

Get in touch

We’re very excited for this new chapter in spunout’s evolution and we hope you’ll continue to find insight from our resources and feel heard and validated by our services. We’re deeply committed to doing all in our power to achieve our vision of an Ireland where all young people are empowered and supported to thrive.

If you’d like to know more about these changes, or find out about how you can support us to achieve our vision, please get in touch at [email protected]

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