Our Generation

Our Generation Project is a three-year project running from December 2022 which engages 36,000 children, young people and their key contacts. The project is delivered in education, youth and community settings and in the urban village areas of Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Northern Ireland and Ireland. Our Generation is a cross border partnership of 7 regional organisations, led by Action Mental Health in partnership with Donegal Youth Service, Co-Operation Ireland, Youth Action NI, Youth Work Ireland, PlayBoard NI & Ulster University.

The Our Generation project is supported by the European Union’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). 

Youth Work Ireland OG team provide a lot of wonderful opportunities for young people to develop their knowledge around issues such as emotional well-being, sexual health, and leadership through the Be Well Programme, YES Project, and a pilot project, The Youth Fund. 

We will be delivering across the border counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal. 

 

 

What People Are Saying

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 we look forward to inviting Our Generation to present on the Be well and other programmes into the future

Thomas Coggins, Deputy Principal of Corran College Ballymote Co. Sligo

Coláiste Dun an Rí, transition year students participated in the YES programme in December 2020. Students engaged as part of their senior cycle RSE programme, which complements the work being done by their class teachers. Students really enjoyed the small group learning and individual attention that they received from the two facilitators. The topics covered in the programme were pitched at a level that held students' attention and was interesting to them. Students said that the YES programme was fun and particularly enjoyed the freedom of asking questions through the 'Question Box'. Our thanks to the ladies who delivered in our school and funders involved.

Sharon Cumiskey, Guidance Counsellor of Coláiste Dún an Rí Kingscourt Co. Cavan