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Wicklow Comhairle na nÓg

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Wicklow Comhairle will work on the following topics in 2016-17: Youth homelessness Cyber-bullying and Mental Health. In May 2016 we hosted a launch in County Buildings of a publication sharing the data from a youth survey of over 1000 young people from across Co. Wicklow. The results give us a fascinating insight into what issues are most important for young people in Co. Wicklow. Here are the top four issues identified by the young people:

Number 1: mental health: They highlighted the need for more conversations about the topic, improved services and a reduction in stigma.

Number 2:  Youth Homelessness: (either alone or with a family). Young people expressed the difficulty of studying, socialising and maintaining well-being when you are homeless.

Number 3: physical fitness:

Issue 4: Cyber-bullying: This was one from our survey that we have already delved deeper into. We have conducted a consultation with over 200 young people about cyber bullying because we want to DO something about these results. More to follow on this!