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

Catholic Guides of Ireland awarded Gold Health Quality Mark

Catholic Guides of Ireland were awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work […]

Young Men’s Mental Health ‘Take the Time and Make the Time’

The NYCI Youth Health Programme has created this video to highlight issues experienced by young men around mental health.

Youth Work Ireland Midlands awarded Gold Health Quality Mark

Youth Work Ireland Midlands were awarded a Gold StandardHealth Quality Mark (HQM) by NYCI Health Promotion Officer, Rachael Treanor on behalf of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people.

YOUTH HEALTH RESOURCES

Children’s Rights

Childrens Rights Alliance Contact the Children’s Rights Alliance for information on the rights of children who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Check their ‘Know Your Rights […]

Community Supports

Details about some of the national organisations who provide mental health and suicide prevention support, information and training in the community. Emergency help needed GP Find […]

Map of Mental Health Supports, Services and Training Programmes

About the Map of Mental Health Supports, Services and Training Programmes The National Youth Council of Ireland is delighted to present this map which provides an […]

YOUTH HEALTH PUBLICATIONS

NYCI Annual Review 2018

We’re very proud of what we achieved for the youth sector in 2018. With our members we’ve worked hard to make sure youth work is recognised […]

Promoting Health in the Youth Sector – A Practice Manual

Over the past ten years there have been significant developments at policy and strategy levels, both internationally and nationally, which provide a strong rationale for promoting […]

SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE IN YOUTH HEALTH PROMOTION

The course encourages, supports and facilitates youth organisations to become effective settings for health. 

Become a member of the National Youth Council of Ireland

Join the representative body for youth organisations in Ireland and take advantage of the benefits for your organisation

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