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

Read what the class of 2017/2018 thought of the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion

In the academic year 2017/2018, the National Youth Health Programme in collaboration with National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) hosted the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health […]

Testimonials: Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion Course

Name: Grace McGee Organisation: Tacú Family Resource Centre – Based in the Maple Youth Centre What was your experience with health promotion before you began with Specialist […]

Submission to the Committee on Education and Skills on the review of Sexual Health and Relationship Education.

The National Youth Health programme (NYHP) sent a submission paper to the Committee of Eduction and Skills on their review of sexual health and relationship education […]

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

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. 

Submission To The Joint Committee On Children And Youth Affairs On The Topic Of Childhood Obesity

Submission to the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs on the topic of Childhood Obesity National Youth Council of Ireland National Youth Health Programme June […]

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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