This year’s YAP National Event on our theme of Mind Yourself, Mind Each Other – Young People Speak Out on Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing was held in Croke Park on Thursday 26th July 2018. 

Young people, parents/carers and professionals from all over Ireland came together to present on the topic of mental health and wellbeing – and how we can all improve it. The day was hosted by our CEO, Siobhán O’Dwyer and Youth CEO, Jenny. 

We were also delighted to be joined by guest speakers Dr. Fergal Lynch (Secretary General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs), Aidan Waterstone (National Manager, Tusla), Professor Ursula Kilkelly (Dean of the School of Law, UCC and Chair of the Board of Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus), Superintendent Colm Healy (An Garda Siochána) and Craig Ronaldson(Connacht rugby star and YAP Ireland Ambassador). The guest speakers shared their expertise and insights on our theme. 

You can find full details of projects presented in our photo gallery!