Experiential Based Facilitation Training for Health and Wellbeing in the Youth Sector

The National Youth Health Programme (NYCI), in partnership with the HSE and Waterford Institute of Technology are delighted to bring a unique training opportunity to the youth sector – Experiential based facilitation training for health and well-being to support the delivery of SPHE and other life skills courses to young people.

Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2016/2017

Applications will open in January 2016  for the NYCI Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2016/2017 run in conjunction with NUI Galway.

Key Benefits of this Qualification

  • Build the capacity of your organisation to identify and address effectively the health needs of young people.
  • Develop a range of competencies in health promotion.
  • Access to up to date research and specialist input from guest speakers.
  • Develop a whole organisational approach to health promotion.
  • Supports the implementation of the National Quality Standards Framework.

b4udecide – Delay Training and Evaluation

The B4udecide.ie education initiative was developed by the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (HSE CPP) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) to encourage teenagers to make healthy, responsible decisions about relationships and sexual health.

The initiative, which includes a website and a set of 16 lesson plans, were disseminated to youth work settings nationwide and were accompanied by training by the NYCI.

Suicide Prevention in the Community, A practical Guide

The National Health Programme welcomes the publication of Suicide Prevention in the Community,  A practical Guide.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest
compliment, or the smallest act of caring: all of which
have the potential to turn a life around."

You can download this resource here:

Suicide Prevention - A Practical Guide (PDF)

Irish Youth Health Promotion Bibliography

The National Youth Health Programme together with the Health Promotion research centre based in NUI Galway have collated a bibliography of research studies related to youth health promotion in the youth work sector in Ireland.

It is our hope that this database will map the extent of existing research and identifying gaps in policy and practice. The bibliography will also assist in planning future projects and reduce duplication of research.


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