OUR Generation

A Project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

OUR Generation is a cross-border partnership project which is delivered through seven regional organisations, namely Action Mental Health, Donegal Youth Service, Co-Operation Ireland, Youth Action NI, Youthwork Ireland, PlayBoard NI and Ulster University. Donegal Youth Service works with young people in primary and secondary education as well as ages 18+. Donegal Youth Service delivers the Our Generation programme in DonegalSligoMonaghan and Cavan.

Our Generation will look at, and build on, cross community development which strives to further improve relations between communities in Urban Village areas and the border counties.

The project will support 36,000 children, young people and adults during its duration.

Children and young people will engage in programme design and delivery, including provision of peer support, developing sills and confidence to improve well-being within their communities and act as agents of change, building peace for future generations.

Programmes provided will include accesible, age appropriate prevention, early intervention and recovery activities delivered on a cross-border and cross-community basis to support the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people within local communities.

Key Programmes

Area of Delivery: Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Monaghan and Cavan

Contact: ourgeneration@donegalyouthservice.ie

Key Programmes

Available  To:

Peer Mentoring Programme

Training young people who want to make a difference to their community, who are
interested in helping others and would like to express their thoughts and opinions.

Young people

Age: 12-25

Action Mental Health’s ‘Healthy Me’ Programme

A vibrant and engaging health promotion programme designed
to tech children about the importance of staying healthy – both physically and mentally with a
focus on peacec building through emotional resilience. It also supports their key contacts in taking
a whole-school/community approach to resilience and wellbeing.

Schools & Youth Groups

Age: 5-11

Action Mental Health’s ‘Provoking Thought’ Programme

A mental health awareness and resilience programme, delivering age appropriate, engaging and
interactive workshops for young people and their teachers, parents and other key contacts.

Schools & Youth Groups

Age: 12-24

Frankie McGreevy
Our Generation Youth Work Manager

frankie.mcgreevy@donegalyouthservice.ie

Laura Doherty
Our Generation Worker - Donegal

laura.doherty@donegalyouthservice.ie

Joanne McCauley
Our Generation Worker - Cavan/Monaghan

joanne.mccauley@donegalyouthservice.ie

Andrea Emmett
Our Generation Worker - Sligo/Leitrim

andrea.emmett@donegalyouthservice.ie

Funded by:
The Our Generation project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), and is a collaborative partnership between Action Mental Health (lead partner), Youth Action, Cooperation Ireland, Donegal Youth Service, Youth Work Ireland, University of Ulster and PlayBoard NI.

Match-funding for the project has been provided by The Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.