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

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.

The final database is now available to download from our website

NUI Galway have produced a report on the Bibliography Project which you can download here (PDF).

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Visit the Quit website

QUIT is a HSE health education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers to quit. We  want to reduce the numbers of smokers in Ireland and reduce the level of illness and deaths caused by tobacco use.

Smoking is the single biggest cause of ill-health and death in our society. Ireland’s 1 million smokers, their families and friends, and our health services all pay a huge price as a result of smoking. Worldwide, it is estimated that 5.5 million people die every year from tobacco related diseases.

Younger adult smokers are the only source of replacement smokers… If younger adults turn away from smoking, the industry must decline, just as a population which does not give birth will eventually dwindle”… RJ Reynolds (1984)

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The new education resources were launched on Monday the 19th September by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. 

The b4udecide campaign aims to encourage teenagers to make healthy, responsible decisions about relationships and sex.  It is aimed at teenagers aged between 14-16.  The new Relationships and Sexuality Education Resource Materials have been developed for Youth Workers and Teachers. This resource pack can be used by youth workers and teachers  in delivering a relationships and sexuality education programme. The pack contains lessons, posters, stickers and highlighters. A booklet has also been developed for parents with tips on talking to teenagers about relationships and sex. 

The resources are available through training delivered by NYCI.  For more information please contact a member of the Health Programme.

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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. 

Click here for a graphical summary of the research (PDF)

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Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks. The campaign promotes friendship amongst young people as a way to combat homophobic bullying. 


Written & Directed by Anna Rodgers & Aoife Kelleher Produced by Zlata Filipovic Crossing the Line Films for BeLonG To Youth Services .