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Monaghan Comhairle na nÓg

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Current topic

Monaghan Comhairle’s primary topic for 2017 is mental health, with a particular focus on eating disorders, and we plan to do an awareness campaign on this issue. Our aim is to produce an information flyer and posters which can be distributed to schools as a resource, and delivered as part of the SPHE model to first years. We have also linked with the local CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to identify someone relevant to speak in our schools, either as part of Healthy Eating week or Positive Mental Health week. Our project is still in the development phase.

Later in the year we plan to work on an LGBT project.


Work already completed

Monaghan Comhairle na nÓg chose to work on Intergenerational projects with the aim of improving relationships between young and older people. We worked alongside the Older People’s Forum and the Age Friendly County and compiled a database of services and supports available for older people in the County. As part of our plans to improve the connection between the younger and older people in our area, four of our Comhairle members attended the Monaghan Older Peoples Network AGM – see pics at the bottom of the page. While there, they gathered more information for our database on the facilities for older people in our area, Niall gave a speech outlining what Comhairle na nÓg is and why they were there, and they recruited some new faces for the video we were making. We produced a DVD entitled “Breaking Down Stereotypes” in partnership with thirty older people. The DVD looks at common stereotypes that face both generations and reinforces the message that age shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving great things. In the DVD we highlight accomplishments young and old have achieved both locally, nationally and internationally!

Monaghan na nÓg have completed work on the topic of Healthy Eating, with a particular focus on healthy eating options in school canteens.

We also hosted our #LetsGoMental2015 event in October 2015 – some pics below but please watch our video first which really captures the fun of the day.

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