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Dates
1st Jun 2024
to 31st Aug 2025

Age Range
13-15 and/or 16-18

Venue
Dundalk Youth Centre

Address
Roden Place
Townparks
Dundalk
A91 XT3F

‘Dear Future Me’ - Promoting Positive Mental Health Through Creative Expression On Our Shared Island

Target Group - Young people (ages 10-18) in Louth and Newry, Mourne, and Down facing loneliness, isolation, and poor mental health.

Connect: "Picnic in the Park" events foster community through crafts, embracing a shared island theme.

Be Active: "Top of the World Hiking" integrates physical activity with cultural exploration, delving into the folklore of the Cooley and Mourne Mountains, celebrating our shared heritage.

Take Notice: "Shared Serenity" - Art Therapy & Meditation sessions promoting self-awareness and reflection on commonalities across the shared landscape.

Keep Learning: "Cross-Cultural Visions" inspires creativity through Videography, Performing Arts and “Eating for Wellness” workshops, nurturing talents that transcend borders.

Give: "Dear Future Me” Festival - showcasing achievements through community events.

Dear Future Me’ is a collaboration between the Healthy Louth Sub-Committee, the Louth Culture Team, Dundalk Youth Centre (DYC), Magnet Centre Newry and the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Team. By working closely together, we can leverage our respective expertise and resources to effectively address the needs of young people in the region and promote their holistic well-being.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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