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YSI Project Case Study

Emotion Promotion

Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Making Our World Healthier - Mental Health Challenge


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The issue that this YSI project team wished to address was the difficulty that young people have in expressing their emotions and the negative consequences that this can have on them.

Their project aimed to promote positive mental health and hoped to create a positive mental health environment for young teens. The team was able to make partnerships with many beneficial organizations ranging from Tralee Mental Health Association, Smyths Toy Store to Hachette Ireland Publishers.  These links were extremely helpful throughout the course of their project as well as with the continuation of their project.

The team carried out many activities in their local area to promote their project including them staying silent for 111 hours so that they could develop sympathy or empathy for those who suffer from mental health issues and are unable to speak out about them. They also held a “write

YSI Den Summary

What the team pitched for:

The team were pitching to the Den panel for finance to assist with the developement of their course that would provide young people the tools necessary for them to develop positive mental health.

YSI Den Grant

The team were awarded

YSI Award Winner

Young Social Innovators of the Year Silver Award Title Holders