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Monday, March 10

Concert for Cork mental health TOP Cork acts will come together later this month for Youth Work Ireland’s ‘Mind Your Head’ concert in the Firkin Crane. Celebrating positive mental health, the line-up includes Karen Underwood, Ophelia, GMC, the Youth Work Ireland Cork Music Group and other guests. The event is a celebration and promotion of positive mental health, and is also highlighting the importance of young people getting involved in their community. Youth Work Ireland Cork is based primarily in Gurranabraher and works in partnership with young people. There are currently more than 250 young people attending the youth centre’s programmes, which include homework support, an art club, a teenage girls group, teen gym, youth cafĂŠ and soccer group. The Mind Your Head programme also takes another form in a 10-week programme delivered in local secondary schools which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide.


In a structured programme, workshops are held around topics such as exploring mental health issues, interactive exercises, information and contact numbers and a group project on how they would like get messages on positive mental health across to others. Youth Work Ireland Cork has chosen music as a means of communicating the message of the importance of participating and finding ways to express oneself through music, art, writing and talking. Console, Aware, Cois Ceim, Pieta House, The Samaritans and 1 Life Suicide Support helpline will host information stands on the night to promote their services and there will also be one-to-one support available. The concert takes place on Friday, March 28, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Admission is â‚Ź3, with tickets available on the door or from Youth Work Ireland Cork at (021) 4399862. All are welcome but young persons under 16 years should be accompanied by an adult.

139 Cillian Buckley, Hollyhill, an entrant in the Barry’s Photographic portrait competition. See pages 14 and 15 for more.