YFCU LIFEMAPS Programme

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The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is pleased to announce its participation in Youth Action’s LIFEMAPS initiative.

This is a programme that aims to develop and build the mental health of young people.

LIFEMAPS, developed by educational psychologist, Simon Ward and YouthAction NI’s, Liz McArdle, clearly demonstrates how youth work approaches can build the mental health of young people. It states that positive mental health is not uncovered or discovered, but is built through actions, skills and attitudes, and fostered through positive relationships.

Mental health is extremely important and LIFEMAPS has been designed after recognising the need for new approaches when addressing the issue.

The YFCU will be hosting two free information evenings, giving an overview of LIFEMAP’S 8 elements. These are a great opportunity for anyone interested in mental health issues, a career in psychology, youth work or bringing the concept to your YF club.

The first information evening will be held on Thursday 4th February at CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, 7pm and the second will take place on Thursday 25th February at CAFRE, Loughry Campus, 7pm. Refreshments are included. These evenings are not just for YFCU members, but are also open to the public, however you must be over 16 to attend.

If you would like to attend, please contact Corrina at corrina.fleming@yfcu.org or cal 028 90 370 713.