If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s health, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) would like to hear from you.
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 Promotion in the Marino Institute Dublin.
NYCI’s National Youth Health programme (NYHP) sent a submission paper to the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs on Tackling Childhood Obesity. The NYHP has outlined what the youth work sector, in particular the Health Quality Mark (HQM) organisations, have currently put in place to work towards improving the overall wellbeing of young people with reference to tackling obesity.
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 Certificate in Youth Health Promotion Course?
The National Youth Health programme (NYHP) sent a submission paper to the Committee of Education and Skills on their review of sexual health and relationship education including contraception, consent and related matters. The NYHP have outlined the training programmes available to the youth sector and work carried out since 2016 to the present day April 2018. The NYHP have also outlined specific recommendations which are vital to strengthening the sexual health and relationship education throughout the youth work sector and wider field in Ireland.
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.
Congratulations to Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) of successfully achieving Gold Standard in youth health promotion, renewing their Gold Health Quality Mark.
In 2016/2017 NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme conducted a rapid needs assessment on physical activity with the youth work sector.
Congratulations to No Name Club who were awarded their Silver Health Quality Mark Award at their Annual Conference hosted in Athlone Institute of Technology.
Congratulations to Rush Youthreach Education Centre who successfully maintained and has been awarded their Gold Status as a Healthy Quality Mark Organisation on Thursday November 10th, the same day they celebrated their 25th birthday.