We Have Developed Programmes using The YAP Model to Address a range of needs in partnership with TUSLA Child & Family Services, the HSE and Irish Youth Justice. The programmes can be provided to a range of client groups including young people at risk of care or custody, young people with mild learning difficulties, mental health issues, drug misuse or those in custody moving back to the community.

How We Make The Difference

We tracked the outcomes for 524 young people on the YAP Ireland CLG Intensive Support Programme aged between 10 and 19.

86% improvement in Self Esteem and Confidence of Young People on YAP Programmes a major indicator of improved mental health and wellbeing.

Living with an illness is hard not just on you but on people around you. Some people may say it’s a disease but it’s not it’s what you make of it. You need to find inspiration, mine is my family they love and support me even in the hard times. It’s not about anxiety, this depression, it’s about how you cope with it. Thoughts are hard just make sure you know they are not real. Thoughts may seem like the end of the world but just keep your head up they can’t hurt you. People need to realise we are all the same.

Written by Stephen, a young person in the YAP service.


The training and experience gained by Advocates through employment with YAP Ireland has long-term beneficial outcomes for you and your communities.