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

‘Young People, Youth Workers and Consent’ – let us know your thoughts

Sexual health and the area of consent is an important area for young people and the issue of consent and lack of information to support young […]

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.

UPCOMING YOUTH HEALTH TRAINING

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Mindout: Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Programme for Young People in Youth Work Settings – Naas

December 16 - December 17

This 2-day interactive training is based on the evidence based MindOut resource developed in 2004 and recently revised by NUI Galway and the HSE Health and Wellbeing Division with support from NYCI. The resource was developed to support the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people.

Understanding Self-Harm – Waterford

January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

Understanding Self – Harm training is a one-day interactive training developed by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).

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Connecting with Young Men – Engage Level 6

February 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

This is a one day course that aims to assist a broad range of practitioners to effectively connect with young men on mental health and wellbeing issues.

Mindout: Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Programme for Young People in Youth Work Settings – Limerick

February 6, 2020 - February 7, 2020

This 2-day interactive training is based on the evidence based MindOut resource developed in 2004 and recently revised by NUI Galway and the HSE Health and Wellbeing Division with support from NYCI.

Understanding Self-Harm – Dublin

February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

Understanding Self – Harm training is a one-day interactive training developed by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).

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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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