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Action Mental Health
Action Mental Health (AMH) actively promotes the mental health and well-being of people in Northern Ireland.
AMH have over half a centuries experience in delivering community-based recovery services & building capacity through emotional resilience, suicide/self-harm prevention & well-being in primary, post-primary schools, communities & businesses.
AMH will serve as the lead partner on the OUR Generation Project.
A Lead Partner Team have been appointed to work with the project funder, project partners and associate partners, key stakeholders including project beneficiaries to develop & implement formalised processes and structures, ensuring effective delivery of the project.
Action Mental health will deliver a range of capacity building to support peer mentoring to Key Contacts and a suite of emotional wellbeing and peace building programmes for children & young people.
This delivery will take place in Urban Village Areas and border areas in Northern Ireland within school settings.
AMH will also work in tandem with other Project Partners to create a range of inter cultural, cross community and cross border events
You can see a list of programmes AMH are delivering here
Co-operation Ireland (CI) is an all-island peace-building organisation. We work to build a shared and cohesive society by addressing legacy issues of the conflict and facilitating contact collaboration between people from different backgrounds.
Their work will focus on connecting groups on a cross community and cross border basis based upon common needs and shared interests with the development of activities and training to address issues, specifically around the promotion of emotional resilience, empathy and understanding underpinned by building peace and reconciliation in post conflict Ireland
Co-operation Ireland will also undertake outreach, engagement and relationship building activities with those communities and groups most affected by the legacy of the conflict with victims and survivors, ethnic minorities, ex-prisoners/former combatants, youth at risk, displaced persons and former members of the ex-state forces especially for those whose experiences can be passed onto subsequent generations for the purpose of shared learning, building resilience and promoting positive relations.
You can find out more about the programme CI are delivering here
Donegal Youth Service
Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth service with over 30 affiliated youth clubs and projects that provide drop-in facilities, programmes and services to young people all over Donegal. We work with over 11500 young people annually, supported by over 20 staff and 600 dedicated volunteers.
Like project partner AMH, Donegal Youth Service will deliver a range of capacity building to support peer mentoring to Key Contacts and a suite of emotional wellbeing and peace building programmes for children & young people.
This programming will be delivered in the Irish border areas of Donegal, Sligo, Monaghan and Cavan.
You can see a list of programmes DYS are delivering here
PlayBoard NI – Leading The Play Agenda: PlayBoard is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland.
Play is fundamental to a healthy, happy childhood and PlayBoard is committed to developing quality play opportunities that improve children and young people’s lives.
PlayBoard’s focus is on the critical role of play as a means of supporting both the development of childhood resilience and as a mechanism for positively addressing differences at individual, familial and cross-community level.
Through a range of practical and playful exercises the Spaces to Be programme will focus on breaking down barriers caused by transgenerational traumas and adverse experiences, such as, those caused by The Troubles.
Using play, we will build resilience in children and young people by recognising and celebrating difference, in turn supporting their positive mental health and well-being.
You can find out more about the Spaces to Be programme PlayBoard are delivering here
Ulster University has an outstanding international academic reputation. The University has supported the development of, & quality assured, numerous projects, including EU funded projects, in accordance with the latest research evidence.
UU have engaged in original research and innovation of regional, national & international significance across the University’s 6 Faculties & 15 research institutes. The University brings expertise in Psychology, Social Sciences and Computer Sciences.
Ulster University will lead a rapid literature review with Partners, to identify best practice training models for building capacity of key contacts of Children and Young People including teachers, youth workers and volunteers, those in child-care settings and parents, carers & grandparents to support the mental and emotional resilience of Children & Young People and address the impact of trauma exposure i.e. childhood adversities (ACEs).
Ulster University will annually evaluate and disseminate the outcomes of the programmes in relation to their impact on the pathways to peacebuilding and resilience, and attitudinal evidence of progress towards good relations through completion of a quality assurance report. This report will include a review of effectiveness of outreach, engagement and co-design processes, including geographic and sectoral take-up; identification of needs commonly identified by multiple groups and programme activities common to multiple groups in addition to identification of best practice examples and recommendations for project delivery.
YouthAction Northern Ireland is a membership based charity, with a history of working with young people aged 10-25 to tackle inequalities in their lives; improve their life chances; inspire them as activists & contribute to flourishing communities in a peaceful society. They have regional offices in Armagh, Belfast, Enniskillen, Kilkeel, Newry & the North West.
Youth Action will carry out a number of roles on the OUR Generation project involving youth work and improving relations in community settings.
Through best models of practice, they will deliver a suite of programmes that involve different training techniques, support peer mentoring and help develop relationships within communities for both young people and their key contacts.
They will also have the important role of leading and managing the OUR Generation Youth Advisory Group so that young people are not only at the heart of the project but can also have a voice throughout.
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Youth Work Ireland
Youth Work Ireland is the largest youth organisation in Ireland. We actively engage with over 76,000 young people every week. Over the years we have developed highly innovative services, supports and programmes for young people between the ages of 10-25 years.
Youth Work Ireland are delivering programmes focused around empowering children and young people with emotional resilience and sexual health and reproductive education for 14-24 year olds in border areas in Ireland.
With the Social Action project, they are also encouraging young people to take an active role in their communities. This will be delivered by building skills, leadership and teamwork in young people and offering grants to aid the enactment of positive change.
You can see a list of programmes YWI will be delivering here