Mind Your Head

A Resource for Exploring Mental Health Issues

With Young People

The ‘Mind Your Head’ programme originated from a need recognised by the Youth services in Gurranabraher, (on the north side of Cork city), where issues around mental health and self-harm had been brought up by young people attending the youth centre. This programme was written and compiled by a youth worker and a community health worker.

This is an opportunity for exploring mental health issues with young people. It is designed specifically for youth workers, youth leaders, peer educators, and others working with young people.

The programme is very much about giving the young people space and time to explore and talk about their concerns and opinions on mental health. It also highlights tools and supports to help them cope and deal with issues that can have a negative affect on their mental health.