Dear Participant/Parent or Guardian,
You or your child/ward have been invited to take part in one or more of the programmes with the Our Generation Team of Youth Work Ireland. These programmes are being delivered in partnership with your/ your child’s school or youth programme. The host school organisation will remain the main point of contact for you to discuss any concerns/queries.
“Our Generation” is a cross-border partnership project funded by the Peace 4 strand of the EU, which is being delivered through seven regional organisations, with Youth Work Ireland being one of these delivery organisations.
The Be Well Programme can be delivered as a 60 minute session online or 90 minute session in a face to face context.
The Be Well Programme is an emotional awareness programme which offers participants the opportunity to:
- Understand what Anxiety is and develop self-awareness around the effects of anxiety
- Identify what happens to their body, emotions and behaviours when they feel anxious
- Identify and use their own coping skills for dealing with anxiety
- Understand they’re not alone and to become aware of different supports available to them
This is an awareness raising programme, which will equip young people with the tools they need to address anxiety they may experience in the future. We ask that participants do not share personal experiences or information in the session.
The YES Programme is a Europe-wide initiative to provide young people with empowering sexual health & reproductive education through 3 x 1hr sessions:
- Session One – Sexual Identity and Healthy Relationships
- Session Two – Communicating Consent
- Session Three – Wider Influences and Decision Making
Young people have previously identified the areas of health and safety, sex education and laws/regulations around sex, as being the issues they want to learn more about, be heard on and change. These issues have formed the basis for this programme and we wish to deliver these sessions in response to young people’s needs.
The Stand UPP programme helps young people to understand gender, power and prevention of violence through youth work activities and games. This is an interactive and conversation-based programme which will challenge and empower young people and it is targeted at young people aged 14-24. It can be delivered as a follow up/ extension to the YES programme, or as a stand-alone programme. The programme consists of 3 sessions each lasting 1-1.5 hours and will address the themes and topics below:
Session 1: Understand the difference between sex and gender.
Session 2: Power and control in relationships
Session 3: Violence Prevention
Participation in these programmes and the programme evaluations are voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time prior to attending. Once the programme/event has commenced, participants can still opt out at any time but any recorded data, up to that point, will be retained. Anonymised data will be shared with Ulster University for research purposes and stored for a period of 10 years. No identifying information will be stored or shared. This means that your identifying information will be removed and only your anonymised answers will be stored and shared.
As it is voluntary the young people can choose to leave the session if they find it difficult and they will be supported by school/youth work staff if this should occur. We will also provide each participant with a Referral Booklet at the end of the programme which will detail sources of further support for them.
By completing this form I understand that breaching agreed acceptable standards of behaviour during face to face or online sessions may lead to access to the service being withdrawn from me (if aged over 18)/ my child/ward for a fixed period or indefinitely.
Please follow this link to view YWI's Safeguarding Statement.
If you would like more information on the Social Action Project, the Be Well Programme, the YES programme, the Our Generation programme which they are a part of, or Youth Work Ireland as a delivery organisation, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.