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Wexford Comhairle na nÓg

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Current topic

In 2017, Wexford Comhairle are focusing on the topic of dealing with peer pressure relating to drugs and alcohol. Dispelling the stigma of young people attending counsellors. Aim: get people talking by tackling the stigma. An FDYS Counsellor will attend meeting to tease out their ideas and provide information on existing counselling services. A local drama group worker will also attend a meeting and potentially come up with a creative way to relate their messages.

We are also working on the topic of mental health. Three Comhairle members will attend the next CYPSC meeting where they will present on the work of Wexford Comhairle.  Wexford CYPSC have a Mental Health App included on their annual plan and our Comhairle is going to work with them to design and produce this.

 

Work already completed

Wexford Comhairle na nÓg are in the process of developing an educational resource pack for secondary school teachers on the issue of Cyber-bullying. The resource pack is essentially an educational tool kit for teachers to explore the issue in the classroom. It will contain a poster set, activities and facts that aim to open dialogue and raise awareness of the issue, as well as highlighting actions you can take to protect yourself online.

We are also focusing on encouragement for school leavers to attend college or further education. This is a meaningful topic in Wexford as there are low numbers of young people moving onto further education in our county. We are carrying out collaborative work with Wexford County Council by holding workshops with SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). We have prepared a presentation and information pack for all young people who attend the workshops.

Wexford Comhairle continued work on Cyber-Bullying in 2015. We hosted our #LetsGoMental2015 event in July 2015 – pics below. For more photos and to read more, click here: