Youth Central Ireland is a group of young students who are dedicated to raising awareness of youth mental health. I was introduced to this group at the beginning of my exams so I didn't really have time to write about them in the beginning but I made a promise to highlight their work on my blog and they really do deserve some recognition.
So as part of their work to raise awareness of youth mental health they held a Duck-a-thon. From the pictures on the website it looks like a great day was had by all and a lot of work had been put into the planning of the event. The idea of a duck-a-thon may seem like a simple idea but this simple idea had the ability to create smiles all round.
The event helped to raise some much needed awareness for youth mental health but it also did more, it brought the community together in the process. Not only that but they raised money which all went to Headstrong as part of o2's Think Big programme something myself and my friends have had the privilege of working on as well.
Why not check out their website here and also keep an eye out for videos like theses
The people who are behind this amazing work say:
"We at Duck-a-Thon feel that being able to help people of our own age who might be going through difficulties is a great personal achievement and in our own personal development and we encourage anyone who thinks they can help to contact us."
You can contact them in the following ways:
Email them @ email@example.com