SUPPORTING YOUTH-LED

INITIATIVES 

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WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING OPPORTUNITIES AND POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEW ROSS. 

 

Our work is all  about creating new opportunities and positive learning experiences for young people that contribute to  individual wellbeing and health. We aim to create a meaningful and nurturing space where young people can explore their identity, issues affecting them in a sensitive environment and develop tools that can support their resilience and inform positive future decision making. Through this process we explore how in building our personal resilience we have greater capacity to contribute to healthier communities. We believe that healthier individuals contribute to healthier communities which in-turn contributes to a healthier planet for everyone.  

​There are strong elements of inter-cultural  learning exchange in our activities also. We believe that developing an intercultural understand that promotes empathy and diversity supports the wellbeing of the greater community.  Our work promotes the ability to think about issues from different perspectives and acceptance of difference.

​Methodologies used include blended learning opportunities in a non -formal educational context. Programmes are  designed in consultation with young people and aims to facilitate the development of tools and methods to support them to build resilience in dealing with challenges and stress in their lives. Activities include arts  & outdoor educational activities, healthy eating and cookery workshops, sexual health and consent workshops, mindfulness and movement workshops. 

​We hope that combined; these  approaches,  methods  & opportunities will  create space for a holistic and transformative experience for the young people involved contributing to the development of healthy values and practices and good mental health; that includes improvement self-esteem and confidence in articulation and responding to their own needs. It will also empower the young people to be contributing social beings to our local community and beyond. We hope we can support a strong sense of belonging and create an inclusive, non- judgemental  environment that welcomes everyone.

 

See more about our specific projects HERE

 WHAT WE DO 

WITH A FOCUS ON WELLBEING & RESILIENCE 

 
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 WHO WE ARE 

Ultimately, Breathing Space, aims to create space for young people to explore the concept of wellbeing and its connection to community, citizenship and environment. 

It also aims to foster a sense of how young people experience these themes in other parts of Europe. We aim to promote Wellbeing in a European Context contributing towards better individual health, healthier communities and ultimately a healthier Europe. In the future we hope to expand on your partners and of offer a more diverse range of opportunities with a focus on the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.

With this in mind we have identified the following aims:

►Health & Wellbeing; That we reflect, learn and develop tools for resilience that we can practice in our own personal lives.

►Environment and Sustainability; That as part of our work we promote conscious action with positive regard for our environment and an understanding of the interconnection between environment and the wellbeing of our communities. 

► Active Participation; That we create visibility of ourselves as a group of highly motivated young people who wish to take action  make change personally and  in our local communities.

► Inclusive Leadership ; That we build capacity to become actors and leaders of change facilitating wellbeing workshops, events and intercultural activities to other young people  from diverse backgrounds 

► Intercultural youth work; That  promotes an understanding of diversity and acceptance  of difference 

► Quality Practice; That’s  carefully plans, designs and implements non formal educational  programmes in response to need  and interest of the young people Involved

►Reflective practice; That  carefully identifies learning outcomes and documents the process, reflections and measures impact  that we will share and disseminate with key stakeholders in the field of youth work  and funders.