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.
Applications are now being accepted for the NYCI Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2014/2015 run in conjuction 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.
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.
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."
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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.
In January 2008, the European Commission proposed new Regulations on Food Information to Consumers (Food Labelling), which have been considered and debated for adoption by Member States with a final vote by Parliament in July 2011. The debate has been marked by controversy over several elements, particularly Front of Pack Labelling. This research was commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Cancer Society and National Youth Council of Ireland and conducted by RED C Research & Marketing Ltd. in September 2010.
In May 2010 the National Youth Council of Ireland and the Irish Heart Foundation unveiled a new resource entitled ‘Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)’ to tackle the escalating problems of poor nutrition and declining levels of physical activity amongst Irish teenagers.