Six hundred Mental Wellbeing Care Packages were delivered to young people across Louth to raise awareness of the importance of mental well-being in these difficult times
In response to the COVID-19 emergency Louth CYPSC and Louth LEADER Partnership have taken the step to fund an initiative focused on the mental well being of young people in Louth.
A mental health and well being pack was put together containing a USB with mental wellbeing tools and resources, Headphones, Puzzles, mindfulness colouring books, hygiene products and stationary for writing positive mental health messages.
This initiative is a partnership with eight committed organisations including
- Omeath District Development Group
- Engage 4 Change Project
- Dundalk Youth Centre
- New Leaf Programme, Ardee
- Youthwork Ireland Louth
- Coxs Demesne Youth and Community Project
- Dundalk Outcomers
- Boomerang Youth Service, Drogheda.
The packs are designed for 14-18 years old with a focus on providing a variety of supports, tools and resources to help young people manage anxiety and worry due to the uncertainty and change caused by COVID-19.
Louth Comhairle na nÓg [Louth Youth Council] helped out by packing and distributing the packs to young people.
Joanne Murphy, Co-ordinator of Louth CYPSC speaking about the initiative said:
“Being a teenager during these times has been extremely difficult. With school closures and cancelled events many teenagers are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their lives - as well as everyday moments like being with friends and going to leisure/sporting activities. The packs are a way of connecting with young people and giving them a lift in these difficult times. We are very grateful to all the youth organisations who have distributed the packs and also to Louth Leader Partnership for collaborating on this important project.”
Jacqui Ward, Senior Education and Youth Development Officer with Louth LEADER Partnership added
“Louth LEADER Partnership through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) are delighted to support this initiative in response to the challenges experienced by local young people, as a result of COVID-19. SICAP funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Louth LEADER Partnership are under contract to deliver this programme by the Louth Local Community Development Committee."
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Joanne Murphy, Co-ordinator Louth CYPSC
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Jacqui Ward, Senior Education and Youth Development Officer
Louth LEADER Partnership
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