Young people have the right to realise their full potential, to grow and flourish within today’s society. To realise that right, we must support young people to enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. MindOut was developed to support the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people.
Social and emotional wellbeing has been shown to contribute to young people’s academic outcomes, their social development, their capacity to contribute to the community, and their ability to secure employment in adulthood. Social and emotional wellbeing is a protective factor against a range of health problems. There is an extensive amount of international evidence demonstrating that social and emotional wellbeing programmes can produce long-term benefits to the health and wellbeing of young people and provide the skills base for the prevention of a wider range of problem behaviours such as substance misuse, emotional distress, disruptive behaviour and risky health and sexual behaviours.
MindOut was first developed in 2004 to support the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people in post-primary schools in Ireland. In 2012, Mindout was adapted to meet the needs of young people in the out-of-school sector. Since then the programme has been delivered to young people by youth workers and Youthreach tutors across the country.
Mindout has been redeveloped in 2016/2017 to take consideration of and better reflect the needs and current issues in the lives of young people in today’s society. This evidence based programme, which draws on best practice nationally and internationally, builds on the original version of MindOut and continues to address the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of Irish adolescents providing them with new skills and strengthen the skills they already possess in an effort to enhance their overall mental wellbeing and mind their mental health.
Minimum of 16 and
maximum of 22 participants
Free of charge
To increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of participant’s to deliver MindOut to young people aged 15-18 years in their setting.
The National Youth Health Programme delivers this training to the out of school youth sector.
MindOut training is delivered to youth workers and Youthreach tutors to equips them with the necessary knowledge and resources to deliver MindOut to young people, aged 15-18 years, in the out of school setting.