Cork City Comhairle na nÓg
- Coordinator names: Joy Cantwell-Moore and Eadaoin Berkeley
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
c/o Chris Dorgan,
Cork City Council
- Tel: 021 4924076 – Chris 087 2182673 – Joy 0861538174 – Eadaoin
- National Executive representative: Hugh Fitzgerald
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @corkcity_cnn
- Facebook: Cork City Comhairle na nÓg
- Instagram: comhairle_cork
Cork City Comhairle’s primary topic for 2017 is suicide prevention. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic we have made a decision to consult local support agencies and ask them for their guidance in addressing this. Our first action will be research. We will use the research phase in deciding what particular actions we can be meaningfully involved in on the topic of suicide prevention.
Work already completed:
Identifying youth employment as an issue, Cork City Comhairle decided to set up a website to help young jobseekers. The result was www.workwonders.ie — a site by young people for young people. Featuring interviews, videos and articles, WorkWonders is a one-stop shop with all the information young people need before venturing into the world of work. In spring 2016, we were happy to receive the support of TD Micheál Martin and to be featured in his comments in the Dáil, calling on government to support guidance counseling in Irish Schools.
Together with our partners, Cork City Council, Cork Enterprise Board, Institute of Guidance Counsellors and other youth services and online resources, we aim to make an impact in the current youth employment situation, improving youth employment prospects and services for young people in Cork City. We hope that many young people will use our website and join to spread the word about this important topic.
What Can I Do? – Children’s Rights Initiative
In June 2014, we worked with UCC to produce ‘What Can I Do?’ a video exploring children’s rights in Ireland and pushing for ratification of all parts of the UN Convention on the rights of the child.
Missing Link – Drugs and Mental Health
In April 2013, we held an event called The Missing Link highlighting the connection between mental health and drugs. During our research, we identified eight key areas which require action. We invited mental health professionals, drugs workers, young people, politicians and the media to present our research and suggested solutions. Drugs and Mental Health: The Missing Link, looked at dual diagnosis and the gaps in addressing these two issues.