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About the National Youth Health Programme

The National Youth Health Programme is a partnership between the National Youth Council of Ireland, the Health Service Executive and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

The National Youth Health Programme provides a broad-based, flexible health promotion / education support and training service to youth organisations and to all those working with young people in out-of-school settings.

This work is achieved under the following pillars

Capacity Building:

The NYHP works with practitioners across the youth sector to build knowledge, skills and expertise on a range of health areas, including health promotion, mental health and sexual health. This work is achieved through the delivery of a range of training programmes on policy, programme and organisational development. 

Resource Development:

The NYHP produces resources and materials on a range of health topics which complement and support the work of the youth sector.

Strategic Development:

The NYHP works in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure the youth sector is represented in the development of national policy and strategy, seeking to influence policy direction as appropriate,

The National Youth Health Programme Team 

National Youth Health Programme Manager : Ailish O' Neill  (

Half-time Health Promotion Counsultant & Trainer: Louise Monaghan (

Health Promotion Officer (full time):  Rachael Treanor (

Health Promotion Officer (Part-time): Colleen Fahey  (

NYHP Trainers :

Louise Monaghan