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

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’.

World No Tobacco Day: Young people highlight systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to hook a new generation of users

NYCI’s national youth health programme supports youth work organisations to become health promoting organisations.

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR WELLBEING

The National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) in partnership with The Sanctuary are delighted to present the new weekly email initiative ‘Building Blocks for Wellbeing’.

UPCOMING YOUTH HEALTH TRAINING

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Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self-Care – Online (Zoom)

April 16 @ 11:30 am - July 9 @ 1:00 pm IST

In the circumstance in which we all find ourselves in today, this training is extremely important for supporting the youth workers and those working with young people.

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YOUTH HEALTH PUBLICATIONS

Let’s Talk About Sexting

The NYCI National Youth Health Programme with support from An Garda Síochána, has developed this toolkit to assist youth workers and those working with young people […]

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 […]

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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