One for Ireland is about making the best possible impact to the most pressing issues. Our research showed that youth mental health is the most pressing issue for young people today as well as being somewhere we can make a difference.
In conjunction with the Irish Youth Foundation we will run a national fundraising effort for mental health this year. Rather than just raising money and handing over a cheque we want to go out and engage with what projects are making the biggest impact in their communities.We want to hear from activists and community organisers, students and parents, we want to hear from everybody who wants to do something big for mental health this year. Get in touch, get involved, help us give One for Ireland by organizing your own One for Ireland event and connecting with this page.
Projects in 2018
By organising a national fundraising weekend in which absolutely everyone can take part, whatever their means, we will ensure a huge boost for Irish youth mental health in 2017. 100% of the funds raised will be going to fund youth mental health charity projects such as evidence based education and skills training in schools and youth clubs, emergency helplines, a centre for holding mental health events, community outreach and counselling sessions for children in need.
One for Ireland is all aboutimpact. It’s about getting much needed funding to the best available charityprojects. To make sure we pick the best we are working with a panel ofprofessionals whose experience crosses campaigning and grassroots organizationto community youth development and psychology to media and business.
Raising funds is only one part of the job. We want to create real change around mental health. That means the funding goes to programmes that will empower a generation to look after themselves and others with skill and compassion. This campaign won't just fund these programmes, by bringing retailers, the media, corporate organisations, schools and more together with the Irish public we will create an energy for better mental health that cannot be ignored. Most of all we will show whats possible when Irish people come together as a community around an issue.