Comhairle na nÓg Launch Mental Health Booklet for Young People
Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Gerry McLoughlin, launched Comhairle na nÓg’s booklet ‘Promoting Positive Mental Health in Limerick City: A guide for young people by young people’ at the Absolute Hotel on Thursday last, May 9th.
‘Our booklet addresses issues such as relationships, sexual health and school pressures such as studying and the Leaving Cert, all of which can have an effect on a person’s mental health,’ said Éamon O’Briain (17), Limerick City Comhairle na nÓg.
Éamon thanked his colleagues for their help in producing the booklet and pointed out that Comhairle na nÓg will look to deliver the booklet to as many youth clubs and schools as possible.
Speaking at the launch, Cllr. McLoughlin congratulated the Comhairle members for their excellent work and invited them to address Limerick City Council on the work of Comharile na nÓg, an offer the young people gladly accepted.
In what proved to be an historic evening at the Absolute Hotel, Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS, announced that Limerick City and County Comhairle na nÓg will mirror Limerick local authorities and merge in mid 2014.
‘Wouldn’t it be great if the newly merged Limerick Comhairle na nÓg were the first group to address the new Limerick City & County joint authority,’ asked Ms. Kelly.
Comhairle members thanked Eoin O’Meara-Daly for his contribution to the City Comahirle. After several years at the helm Eoin stepped down as Comhairle’s city co-ordinator. Eoin and the Comhairle wished Claire Donaldson the best of luck in her new role as coordinator of Comhairle na nÓg.
Comhairle na nÓg (youth councils), of which there are two in Limerick, provide a forum for young people to discuss local and national issues of relevance to them.
Now in its 40th year, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.
Note to Editor: for more information on Comhairle na nÓg please see www.comhairlenanog.ie
Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service.
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