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Kildare Comhairle are working on the topic of Mental Health in 2018. They are raising awareness of positive mental health and support services available in Kildare through linking with local schools.

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Kildare Comhairle’s key topic for 2017 was disability issues for young people. Their aim was to launch a public awareness campaign to support people with disabilities living in County Kildare. They linked with local disability organisations to guide their work. In addition, by linking with young people with disabilities and by using a variety of media, they aimed to make people aware of what it is like living with a disability in Co. Kildare. Here is our awareness video featuring Comhairle members stepping into the shoes of those with various disabilities and seeing and feeling the world from their eyes and their point of view. It was eye-opening.

In 2017 Kildare Comhairle continued their work from 2015 on getting a relevant Student Card for young people in Kildare with discounts on services and businesses in Kildare,  linking with the Chambers of Commerce of Kildare.

Their secondary topic was about exploring issues with access to transport (rural) for young people in County Kildare.  The Local Authority provided more funding to the Comhairle to help them to achieve this.

Kildare Comhairle na nÓg has recently been working on a new student discount card and creation of voucher booklets for all young people in Kildare, offering cheaper products and services in the following areas: clothes, sports, entertainment and food.

In 2014 they laid the groundwork for getting ‘Cool-Down Areas’ in schools in Kildare to support students who need a time-out from stuff going on in their lives.

In 2013, Kildare Comhairle na nÓg worked on a campaign called Give 5 Mins, which advocated for adults to give up five minutes of their time to a young person who may be going through a tough period in their lives. The campaign was designed to promote positive mental health. As part of the campaign, we made an inspirational music video to get our message across. They had wristbands, pens and posters designed which were sent out to schools and youth organisations in Kildare.

 

 

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