Have a good start of the week!✨
In our latest blog post, we explore what the notion of « youth policy » involves through a video produced by the @eucoeyouth and how we help young people having their say in tomorrow's decision making process💡
🍀Happy St Patrick’s Day🍀
It originated to mark the work of St Patrick & has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish 🇮🇪
Did you know legend has it that the four leaves of the clover represent hope, faith, love & luck?
The main themes we work on are:
- Youth participation
- Exchange of best practice
- Intercultural dialogue
- Sustainable regional youth work
- Participation in the formation of (rural) youth policies
- European citizenship
- Networking between rural youth organisations
- Intercultural learning through participative youth work
Great to see the NFYFC youth forum getting behind the message of looking after mental health during this current crisis.
Mental health is playing a massive part in current times and was a key talking point in last year's rally.
It's good to talk and the networks have never been as important as the are now.
Take Time this Mental Health Awareness Week to understand that mental health matters as much as physical health. We want to help members recognise that the changes and disruption that the coronavirus pandemic brings will be influencing your wellbeing. Throughout this week members of the Youth Forum will be sharing advice and tips on social media on ways you can look after your mental health.
Every day a different member of the Youth Forum will be taking over our social media channels – check out Instagram Stories and Twitter – and sharing what they are doing to improve their mental wellbeing. We have also created an online resource, sponsored by Tama - Farm Grown Solutions, to help you Take Time and look after ‘you’ during these challenging times. http://nfyfc.org.uk/TakeTime/TakeTime
We want you to share your stories too – use the hashtag #YFCTakeTime and let’s open up the conversation about what life is really like for everyone right now.
If you need urgent help, please seek immediate expert advice and assessment. Call your GP, ring the Samaritans on 116 123 or the Farming Help number on 03000 111 999. There are more links and resources here: http://nfyfc.org.uk/TakeTime/urgentsupport#YFCTakeTime#YFCatHome#YoungFarmers#mentalhealthawarenessweek
🔴🔴 We were live with Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Breda Larkin - farmer and activist from Talamh Beo. We will discuss the role farming can play in creating a more sustainable society and economy in the years to come, food security and sovreignty and the future of small farmers across Europe? Drop your questions in the comments! 👇