The group’s debut album, ‘In a Perfect World’, was number one in Ireland last week and racing to the top of the UK charts.
Chief executive of Console Paul Kelly said they were delighted to welcome Kodaline aboard.
“They are keen to help us spread the message to young people in Ireland and elsewhere that while we don’t all live ‘In a Perfect World,’ if young people are in crisis, we are here to help,” he stated.
“Our high rate of youth suicide, particularly among young men, is a serious cause for concern. Ireland ranks fourth in Europe for suicide among people aged 15 to 24.”
The rock sensation Kodaline – drummer Vinny May, singer Steve Garrigan, bassist Jason Boland and guitarist Mark Prendergast – want to do what they can to try and reduce those numbers.
“We are very aware of how much suicide has affected so many young people in this country,” said Steve Garrigan.
“We want to help Console raise awareness that there are people to contact when you are going through a difficult time, we’ve all been there at some point.
“The most important thing is that you talk about it and realise that there is help available for everyone.”
Nationwide professional suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console offers counselling services and 24-hour helpline support to people in crisis and those bereaved by suicide (Freephone 1800 201 890).