Youth Health

Promoting health and wellbeing in the youth work sector

The National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) is a partnership between the National Youth Council of Ireland, the Health Service Executive and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

The NYHP is dedicated to developing and promoting a culture within the youth sector which focuses on health and wellbeing by building the capacity of the youth workers and volunteers. NYHP also acts as a conduit between grass roots experience and the development of public policy and national strategy in the area of youth health and wellbeing.

HEALTH QUALITY MARK

NYCI has developed the Health Quality Mark (HQ Mark) as a health promotion initiative with a view to enhancing best practice and a high standard of quality in all aspects of health promotion in youth organisations.

The HQ Mark is a set of quality standards in youth health promotion.

HEALTH QUALITY MARK

NYCI has developed the Health Quality Mark (HQ Mark) as a health promotion initiative with a view to enhancing best practice and a high standard of quality in all aspects of health promotion in youth organisations.

The HQ Mark is a set of quality standards in youth health promotion.

MENTAL HEALTH SIGNPOSTING

One of the key findings from the Mental Health Needs Assessment, carried out by the National Youth Health Programme in 2015, was the need to support organisations, practitioners and young people access appropriate mental health services.

In response to this need a Youth Mental Health Signposting tool was developed.

HEALTH PROMOTION

The National Health Promotion Strategy (2000-2005) identified a range of population groups, settings and topics for health promotion action.

This strategy clearly named youth organisations and the out-of-school settings as having an essential role in promoting health with young people.

HEALTH PROMOTION

The National Health Promotion Strategy (2000-2005) identified a range of population groups, settings and topics for health promotion action.

This strategy clearly named youth organisations and the out-of-school settings as having an essential role in promoting health with young people.

YOUTH HEALTH NEWS

Let’s talk about Consent – new research and guidance launched

‘How to ask? When to ask? Shyness in talking about the issue and their experiences …not having the language to ask for consent during sex’.

Let’s talk about Consent

‘How to ask? When to ask? Shyness in talking about the issue and their experiences …not having the language to ask for consent during sex’.

Sexting during Covid-19 an issue for young people as restrictions ease, experts warn

As restrictions ease, NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme will be working with youth workers to support young people to look after their sexual health and build healthy relationships as we enter into a ‘new normal’.

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YOUTH HEALTH PUBLICATIONS

Consent and the Youth Sector – What do we know? Complete Report

A Needs Assessment of Workers and Volunteers in the Youth Sector

Consent and the Youth Sector – What do we know? Executive Summary

A Needs Assessment of Workers and Volunteers in the Youth Sector

Let’s Talk About Consent: a guide for youth workers exploring the topic of consent with young people

This guide for youth workers provides an introduction to the concept of consent and include information on: Consent and the Irish Law Tools to build the […]

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