The EU’s PEACE IV Programme recognises that a significant number of people, living across the region, are suffering from Troubles/conflict-related trauma. In particular communities with a history and ongoing experience of deprivation and social tension are the ones most impacted by the legacy of conflict and division.
The latest research also shows that this trauma can be passed on trans-generationally to younger people; many of whom suffer with poor mental health as a result.
The areas of project delivery have been chosen because deprivation, social tension and poor mental health have been highlighted by local groups, youth work practitioners and schools as a barrier preventing our young people and communities from thriving.
4,900 key contacts of Children and Young People will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support the emotional resilience and wellbeing of Children and Young People including an improved understanding of mental health problems.
31,100 Children and Young People will have improved emotional resilience, empathy and skills to help themselves and others; greater intercultural awareness, community cohesion; the capacity and desire to be active citizens in their communities. Children and Young People and their key contacts will have co-designed a range of digital resources including a social media app, animations & podcasts to support their own needs and those of the wider communities on a regional and national basis. Emotional Recovery Colleges will be accessible in communities for all Children and Young People and their wider communities to engage on a cross-community basis & access support for mental/emotional resilience.