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.

YOUTH HEALTH TRAININGS

Let’s Talk About Consent

This interactive one-day training aims to support youth workers to feel confident and competent to address the concept of consent with young people in their organisations.

Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion
– September 2021 – May 2022

The National Youth Health Programme delivers the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion in conjunction with NUI Galway every second year. The course aims to encourage, support and facilitate youth organisations to become effective settings for health.

Programme Award: Certificate in Health Promotion (Level 7) – Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion awarded by NUI Galway

Understanding Young People and Pornography

This interactive one day training aims to support practitioner’s understanding and knowledge of the topic of pornography and its implications for young people.

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, 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.

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’.

YOUTH HEALTH PUBLICATIONS

Health Quality Mark Support Manual

This support manual has been designed to support youth organisations in pursuit of the NYHP’s Health Quality Mark (HQM) and includes: An introduction to the National Youth […]

UBU Your Place Your Space and links to NYHP

The NYCI National Youth Health Programme has developed this infographic to provide information to youth workers about the links between The National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) […]

Planetary Health Checklist

The NYCI National Youth Health Programme has developed this planetary health checklist to assist youth workers and those working with young people. This checklist provides tips […]

MORE ABOUT 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.

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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