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National Executive 2014-15

National Executive 2014-15

 

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The National Executive 2014-15 were tasking with following up the following recommendation from Dáil na nÓg 2013 which was to host ‘A national gathering for second-level students with music and events to improve attitudes towards mental health‘.  And boy did they achieve their recommendation. They came up with the fantastic campaign ‘Let’s Go Mental: do something for your mental health today’ to make this a reality. Click here to read more: Let’s Go Mental 

What we did: 

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We are very proud to have been a part of this campaign. Let’s Go Mental is a nationwide campaign to promote positive mental health in young people. This campaign was developed by teenagers for teenagers and involved a series of 31 events in every local authority area to promote positive mental health through music, sport, the arts and other fun activities. The Let’s Go Mental events were organised and run by the 31 Comhairle na nÓg and took place all over the country from May to November 2015. Over 4600 young people attended the events and we had a fantastically energetic launch on 24th June. To read more click on link here: Let’s Go Mental 

 

The 2014-15 Comhairle na nÓg National Executive were supported and advised in the progression of their recommendation by DCYA and the Participation Team. They also worked closely with their Steering Committee consisting of a number of mental health experts, some of who formed the panel for the Q&A session at Dáil na nÓg 2013. The panel consisted of representatives from ReachOut.com; NOSP, National Office for Suicide Prevention; HSE and Headstrong.

They also worked closely with their  Oireachtas team of link TDs and senators: Aodhán O’Riordáin, TD; Senator Jillian van Turnhout; Senator Kathryn Reilly, Jerry Buttimer, TD; and Senator Averil Power.

National Executive members present to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children: 29th May 2014