AMH Gears Up To Put A Stop To “On The Rip” Culture

On the RipAMH’s Boost Programme in Fermanagh launches “On the Rip”, a unique community arts project aimed at young people.

By exploring the medium of art, a group of young people will transform a scrap car by ripping it apart and creating a dramatic, show stopping art installation.

Caroline Ferguson, AMH Service Manager explained:

 “Over the next few months this programme, funded by the Public Health Agency, will take a creative approach to tackling the local lad and ladette culture of going “on the rip” which is a growing concern amongst locals in the Fermanagh area.

On the Rip will address alcohol and recreational drug use, physical fitness, road safety and drink driving, and the resultant legacy of lives being ripped apart.

“Although we are going to be tackling some very serious subjects, we fully intend to have a lot of fun with this programme and I can’t wait to see the final art piece.”

On the Rip will also incorporate the “5 ways to wellbeing model” which encourages young people to stay connected, be active, continue learning, be kind and stop and take notice.

If you would like to be involved in the programme, and are aged 18 – 30, or of you have a car which you would like to donate to the charity  give Rosemary Cupples,  AMH skills coach,  a call on T028 6632 3630, or email rcupples@amh.org.uk.


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