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Galway City Comhairle na nÓg

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Galway City Comhairle’s primary topic for 2017 is mental health, with a particular focus on promoting positive mental health in school settings. We will liaise with schools in the city to introduce stress reduction and relaxation workshops in schools, focusing on exam classes and hope to encourage the introduction of coping skills for dealing with stress in school. We also intend making a short film to illustrate the impact of stress in the classroom. Finally, we want to host a one-day event focusing on activities to promote positive mental health.

Our secondary topic was Supporting Refugees, a joint project with Galway County Comhairle. We had fantastic success with this project and were announced the overall winners in the Community Based Youth Initiatives at the Pride of Place Awards for their work on Supporting Refugees.We undertook intercultural training to do the following: understand the Syrian Refugee crisis, support young refugees and asylum seekers to integrate in their communities, to understand the cultural differences, and to support the needs of young people leaving Direct Provision. We hosted a cultural evening to raise awareness and promote social cohesion in Galway city.