OUR Generation, a PEACE IV Programme which aims to promote positive mental health/build emotional resilience of children & young people aged 3-24 years and enhance capacity of their key contacts, have designed these sector specific Information events for organisations in Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim and Cavan/Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland who work with the target groups.
This three-year project will run to December 2022 and engage with 36,000 children, young people and their key contacts. The project will be delivered in education, youth and community settings aimed at the five Northern Ireland Urban Village Areas and the Border Region of Northern Ireland and Ireland.
The cross border partnership of seven regional organisations will be led by Action Mental Health in partnership with Donegal Youth Service, Co-Operation Ireland, Youth Action NI, Youth Work Ireland, PlayBoard NI and Ulster University. Funding for the OUR Generation project has been awarded through the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), match-funding for the project has been provided by The Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.
OUR Generation will collaborate with existing community–based initiatives to offer accessible, age appropriate prevention, early intervention and recovery activities delivered on a cross-border and cross-community basis to support the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people. Children and young people will engage in programme design and delivery, including provision of peer support, developing skills and confidence to improve well-being within their communities and act as agents of change, building peace for future generations.
The OUR Generation project is a unique opportunity to halt the transgenerational impact of trauma and to build emotional resilience and peace for generations to come.