350 young men from the Newry area were brought together this week to learn about the importance of maintaining good mental health and wellbeing, and how to become more resilient to stress.
Young men from local post primary schools aged between 12 to 14 years from 13 local schools participated in a range of workshops and sessions on masculinity and gender, cyber safety, drumming, mindfulness and yoga.
Jacinta Linden, Chair of the CYPSP Newry Locality Group stated “The Young Minds Matter” conference shone a light on the many services and agencies working to support positive health and wellbeing throughout the Newry, Mourne and Down area. Both students and teachers had the opportunity to meet with service providers and hear from leading experts on keeping safe and keeping well. It is an absolute privilege to be part of delivering this conference. As a result of this event, we hope that the boys and teachers feel better connected, and informed about support networks available but most importantly we hope that all of the participants have fun and enjoy the conference”.
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