Youth In Action are working with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and the UEFA Foundation and local partners, such as Action Mental Health, in Northern Ireland to train young people as Youth Leaders to help shape their communities.
Our AMH MensSana Project Worker – Michael was invited to deliver AMH’s Mindset programme yesterdayenniskillen to a group of young people who have completed an Open College Network qualification in Youth leadership, and are currently completing their Community Sports Leaders Award.
Mindset is a Mental & Emotional Health & Wellbeing Awareness programme for young people and is funded by the Public Health Agency.
Michael was joined by special guest Paul Canoville – a former professional footballer who played on the wing for Chelsea Football Club. Paul spoke openly and candidly about his own struggles with mental health and addiction. Also speaking during the Mindset session was Inspector Andy George (PSNI Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit and President of the National Black Police Association.)
Find out more about our Mindset Programme here.
The Rio Ferdinand Foundation is a youth and community development charity. They work in the heart of the UKs most disadvantaged communities, supporting young people (aged 10-25), to tackle the inequalities they face.
They create opportunities and pathways for young people to achieve their potential, through sports, media, arts and education.