Heart n’Soul is a unique and holistic youth health programme devised by the YMCA Cork in response to health issues it has identified through working with young people over the years. Our aim is to inspire young people to explore and become aware of what health means, to gain knowledge on what affects health and to be both challenged and encouraged to make healthy choices in their own lives.
Each session adopts a variety of learning methods so that the course can suit many groups and their individuals ways of learning. Methods used include visual aids, discussion, practical activities, group work and creative expression as well as some written work.
The programme consists of 21 sessions. However for outreach work the duration of Heart n Soul is flexible according to the time allowed and the particular interests and needs of the participating group.
The following are the range of topics covered in the full Heart n Soul programme:
- Entitlements & Services
- Physical Health
- Body Image
- Addiction to Tobacco, Alcohol & Drugs
- Sexual Health
- Mental Helath
- Social health
phone: (021) 427 0187