Young People and Mental Health
Chair: Sharon Grace, Youth New Ross.
National Outcome: Active and healthy with physical and mental well-being.
Role: The “Young People and Mental Health” Sub Group have identified a number of priority actions that includes the following: improving access to services for children and young people; promoting positive mental health with young men; education in relation to the issue of cyber bullying and dissemination of information concerning mental health services in the county.
Chair: Deirdre Power, Wexford County Childcare Committee.
National Outcome: Achieving full potential in all areas of learning and development.
Role: The Education Sub Group have identified two key areas: early years literacy and numeracy and school access and completion including transition routes.
Health and Diversity
Chair: Siobhan Sinnott, HSE.
National Outcome: Active and healthy, with physical and mental well-being.
Role: The Health and Diversity Sub Group has identified three key focus areas to date: supporting the establishment of a youth sexual health project for young people in Co. Wexford; supporting the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex community to access health services by ensuring greater visibility of the LGBTI community within health settings and addressing early childhood obesity through education and early intervention.
Information and Resources
Chair: Sheila Barrett, CYPSC Co-ordinator.
Role: To provide information and resources on the topic of children and young people aged 0-24 years internally to the CYPSC committee and to other working groups and externally to the general public via a communications strategy. A key aspect of the Communications Strategy was the development of a website : www.wexfordcypsc.ie. This was launched in 2016. The website is aimed at professionals and the general public and contains information on services and supports that are available throughout the county. It also contains an on-line Courses/Training calendar and a Resources section. Following on from the development of the website, Wexford CYPSC has also become active on Twitter and Facebook. The group also issues a quarterly E-Newsletter.
Prevention, Partnership and Family Support
Chair: Catherine Joyce, Barnardos.
National Outcome: Safe and Protected from Harm
Role: This Sub Group is concentrating on the development of a parenting strategy for Co. Wexford; developing a multi-agency response to parents and children affected by domestic violence; implementation of a model to improve service provision to children and families in rural areas and providing a range of workshops to schools and communities.
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