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Wed. 20th September 2017
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 13:45 – 16:00

News: Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg host a Showcase event on Youth Homelessness on 20th September in beautiful Smock Alley. The event will be formally launched by Deputy Lord Mayor Deputy Áine Clancy.

 

17th June 2017, Woodquay Venue, Dublin
Youth mental health consultation

Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, is chairing a National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health. The aim of the Taskforce is to provide national leadership on youth mental health and well-being to improve how the public, private, voluntary and community sectors work together. Minister McEntee has asked the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to help her and the Taskforce members, in making sure that the voice of children and young people is heard and included in the final report to Government.

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has carried out two consultations with children and young people in partnership with the Department of Health: one with primary children, and the second with Comhairle members on Saturday 17th June. The consultations provided an opportunity for young people to give their views on the factors that help and hurt their mental health. The young people were also asked for suggestions on how their mental health and well-being could be better supported.