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The OUR Generation project is a EU €6.7m PEACE IV funded project that provides a unique opportunity for communities, north and south of the Border, to work together to halt the intergenerational impact of trauma and to build emotional resilience and peace for generations to come.
This three-year project will run to September 2023 and engage with 36,000 children, young people and their key contacts. The project is being delivered in education, youth and community settings in the Urban Village Areas of Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Thomas Coggins, Deputy Principal of Corran College
‘We were very impressed with the ‘Be Well’ programme.
We felt that a large number of our students were having a difficult time post lockdown, and were delighted to engage our generation to provide our students with mechanisms of dealing with stress and anxiety.
Their method of reaching out to students was very interactive and showed a high level of preparation. Their presentation style was very impressive, they brought great energy and enthusiasm to a sometimes serious topic.
Our students have benefited greatly from this programme, and look forward to inviting OUR Generation to present on the ‘Be Well’ and other available programmes into the future.”
Jessica – Donegal Youth Service
“We learned a lot and talked about peer mentoring and how to be a good peer mentor, the facilitator also talked to us about Mental health, how to keep yourself healthy, how to help someone with Mental health problems and how important it is.”
Matthew – Donegal Youth Service
“In this course we learned about how to mentor other young people, that if they have someone who listens to them and is friendly they will feel more comfortable in school.
We also learned that if you’re going to mentor someone else about their mental health and school work you have to make sure that you aren’t struggling with your own mental health or work.
I enjoyed the course, especially the pizza at the end!”
Holy Evangelists Primary School
“In light of the challenging times, which have impacted on our children’s well-being, this programme came along at just the right time for our school. It helped in giving the children and our teachers the tools and techniques to help them cope with anxiety, their individual fears, how to manage stress and their own worries. We believe as a school it is vital will build-up our children to be resilient and the earlier in life that they learn a range of coping strategies the better, as they grow and mature as learners and global citizens of the future.”
Nicola McKeown, Acting Vice Principal, Christ the Redeemer Primary School
“The delivery we had was fantastic – it is very clear that the facilitators are passionate about what they’re doing, and this comes through in their practice. The amount of strategies that we have been left with as a school are second to none. It’s an absolute privilege to walk down the corridor and see our little ones using their hands to do their rollercoaster breathing or their cup-cake breathing. This is what society needs right now and I can honestly say as a school, working alongside Action Mental Health, we are delivering that.”