Tipperary Regional Youth Services (TRYS) has been chosen as one of three successful recipients by National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) as part of a new mental health promotion initiative being rolled out in 2014.
The Connected Communities initiative will work to build resilient youth communities in urban, rural and online settings and TRYS was chosen as the rural representative. Mary Cunningham, NYCI director said: “Tipperary Regional Youth Services was chosen from among a large volume of high quality applications from all over Ireland, which shows just how good their work is. Each of the three selected projects is designed to increase resilience in the mental health of young people, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact they have on their communities”.
Tipperary Regional Youth Service’s ‘Syncing Our Thinking’ is an initiative working to bring together a number of evidence based programmes and events to support positive mental health in local communities across Tipperary. It is very important that young people, parents, youth workers, volunteers, funders and other stakeholders are connected and in sync as communities of people who have a vested interest in mental health. ‘Syncing Our Thinking’ aims to support young people in learning coping techniques to mind their heads and to support each other. They will be able to identify triggers that may challenge their mental health.
Workshops are also being delivered to our volunteers to support their role in supporting resilience in young people. For more information on these programmes or on our Syncing Our Thinking initiative please contact our offices Tipperary: 06252604, Cashel: 06262824 or Thurles: 050423426.