FDYS News & Updates

Celebrate safely

Health, Learning, News & Updates

Leaving Cert Results!   Enjoy the celebrations and stay safe Know how you will get home – plan ahead, particularly if you’re going to a part of town you don’t know. Eat before you go out and drink plenty of water....

Leaving Cert 2017

Events, Learning, News & Updates

Thousands of students will be opening their Leaving Cert results tomorrow as they get ready to move forward on their career path. Many will get the grades they need for college but lots of others will be left disappointed. Whatever...

Open Evenings At Carlow IT

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IT Carlow's Lifelong Learning Programme provides opportunities for adults to upgrade their skills and qualifications. Accredited courses are offered in the areas of Business, Computing, Science, Engineering and Humanities.  Courses are available at the main campus at IT Carlow as well...

Volunteer Achievement Awards

Events, News & Updates

  The Youth Work Ireland Volunteer Achievement Awards were introduced in 1999 to recognise the contribution made to the Federation by volunteers. During the past decade or more this programme has gone from strength to strength. The annual awards event...

Exam Checklist

College, Learning, News & Updates

 Get organised- Check and double check the times and locations of your exams.    Alarm set- Make sure you leave more than enough time to get into school allow for delays.   Get some breakfast- Your stomach might be in knots, but going...

Tips for Effective Study

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  Give yourself plenty of time to study. Make space for yourself to study, in your room / in a quiet space, make it comfortable with good lighting. Try to understand information instead of memorising it. Read over your notes regularly. Use your own...

One For Ireland Campaign

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The One For Ireland charity is running its annual campaign weekend from 28th April to 1st May. Every year the organisers call for donations of €1 or €2 to an important cause, and for 2017 they have chosen the vital issue...

Youth Work Week At FDYS

Events, Living, News & Updates, Uncategorised

  Youth Work Ireland Week 2017 Saturday April 22 - Saturday April 29, 2017 FDYS Schedule of Events     DATE: VENUE: WHAT’S HAPPENING: SAT 22 APRIL     (RUNNING ALL WEEK)               (RUNNING ALL WEEK)   FDYS Francis Street and the Cloister Youth Café, Wexford – during opening hours Visual Display and walkway...

Summer Job Hunting

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Here in Ireland we are blessed with an entire three months of summer holidays. So it makes perfect sense to do something productive with that time, learn new things, make new friends and of course earn some money, If...

Stress Control

Events, Health, Learning, Living, Mental Health

Venue: Horse & Hound Inn Hotel Ballinaboola Foulksmills Co. Wexford (€10 charge at the first session only – to cover course materials) Date: 6 Week Programme Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9 pm Starting Tuesday 25th April 2017 The course: ‘Stress Control’ is a six session evening class for adults. Each session...

The Irish Youth Music Awards

Events, News & Updates

The Irish Youth Music Awards Returns To The Aviva Stadium on 22 April 2017 Tickets on Sale Now For All Ages Youth Music Festival  Featuring Education Hub with Music Industry Professionals Youth Work Irelands Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) marks its ten-year anniversary...

Introducing Compass

News & Updates

This morning we launched ‘Compass’, an innovative new tool to point young jobseekers in the direction of new learning and work opportunities. The search tool is powered by hundreds of information factsheets and employment support service listings created by youth...

Stand Up Week 2016

Events, News & Updates

The Journey Never feeling like you really belong, Like the emotions inside you are wired all wrong. That you’re just so different from all of your friends, That despair and depression will never end. Who can you talk to? Who can you trust? With all...

College Awareness Week

College, Learning, News & Updates

College Awareness Week will take place from 21-27 November 2016.   The campaign wants to change current attitudes and trends towards higher education among the marginalised groups in Irish society, such as people with disabilities, those from ethnic minorities and members...

Fireworks

Living, News & Updates

Most of us enjoy fireworks and the beauty of the bright lights in the night sky but did you know that it is illegal in the Republic of Ireland to use or have fireworks with out the proper licence. Serious...

Stress Control Course

Events, Health, Living, Mental Health

    GROW Community Education programme MANAGING STRESS 4 week course starting Thursday the 27th of October 10.30am-12.30pm To book your place Taghmon Family Resource Centre, Joseph Street, Taghmon, Co. Wexford. Ph.  053-9134465   Your mental health and understanding it Managing Stress Confidence and Self esteem GROW and how it works   GROW promoting...

Community Employment Positon

Events, News & Updates

FDYS Junglebox/Wolfe Tone Community Group   DSP CE Scheme    Have Vacancies for the following positions   Assistant Childcare Worker – Junglebox Childcare Center   After-school Worker – Wolfe Tone After-school Group   Environmental Worker – Wolfe Tone   All applicants must meet DSP Criteria If interested in any of the...

Cake & Chat

Events, General Health, Health, Mental Health

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday 7th September, FDYS and Youth Train will host a collaborative event, “Cake & Chat”, which will promote a message raising awareness around suicide and suicide prevention at a local level....

FDYS Summer Gig 2016

Events, News & Updates

  Summer GIG Monday Music Programme is hosting its first GIG Monday 25th July 7-9 pm in FDYS Francis St. Performing acts include: The Tractor Factory,  Aaron James McStein, Molly and Ultan, Corner Boy This is a free event and everyone is welcome                         

Young Voices 2016

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Youth Consultation - Have Your Say The National  Youth Council of Ireland and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs invite you to a youth consultation as part of the Europe-wide Structured Dialogue Cycle V theme 'Enabling all young people to engage...

Men’s Health Week 2016

Health, News & Updates

Men’s Health Week is being celebrated from Monday 13th until Sunday 19th June . The theme for 2016 is “Men United-for health and well being.” It is celebrated in most European countries, as well as in USA, Austrailia, New Zealand,...

Be safe in the Sun

General Health, Health

It’s summer holiday time again. Everyone is looking forward to spending a much time as possible outdoors in the sun, at the beach, in the local park or in the garden but have you remembered to put on your...

Green Ribbon Campaign

Health, Mental Health

    See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and our 90 partner organisations are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2016   Experiencing a mental health problem is...

UN Youth Delegate Programme 2016-2017

News & Updates

The National Youth Council of Ireland ,together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2016-2017 which will see two young people...

New Music Programme

Events, News & Updates

  Music Programme (ages 13-25) Monday evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm in FDYS Francis St. Wexford The new music programme has been up and running now for a few weeks.  Local musicians are volunteering their time to give back to young people the...

Higher Options

College, Courses, Learning

The Irish Times Higher Options September 14, 15 & 16 RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Bookings for 2016 stands and tickets open early May The Irish Times Higher Options is one of Ireland’s biggest student events and has become an annual fixture...

GIVE BACK PROJECT – NEW ROSS

News & Updates

The programme will train a team of volunteers to deliver tutorials to students interested in additional lessons in a casual environment. Working closely with the schools a schedule of programmes will be arranged and then offered to people to attend...

Downloads for Youth Clubs

News & Updates

Youth Club Excluded Activity Insurancece ce FormFDYS Youth Clubs - Designated Persons phone numbers Development Book for Clubs 2013-14 FDYS Youth Clubs Child Protection Policy Garda Vetting Form Volunteer Affiliation Form

Creating a C.V.

Applying for Jobs, Skills, Working

The first step to securing employment, and hopefully the job you want, is to present yourself in the best light to your prospective employers. This all starts with your C.V., your Resúme, your Curriculum Vitae. We all know what...

Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)

Access, College, Learning

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)  is a college and university scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. HEAR has been set up...

Student Finance

Finance, Learning

The Student Grant is the main source of financial assistance and anyone who is thinking of embarking on further study should investigate whether they are eligible. There are also other way to finance your way through education but navigating...

Common Sexual Health Myths

Health, Sexual Health

There are a lot of myths around about sex. Here are the truths about some common misconceptions regarding sexual health. Myth: You can't get pregnant during your period This is false: No matter what your cycle length, you can get pregnant...

Interviews

Applying for Jobs, Interviews, Working

Interviews can be nerve wrecking at the best of times, however a key area of interview success is preparation. If you are among 400 applicants for one job, it’s a lot like musical chairs - winning just means surviving until...

Minimum Wage 2016

Worker Rights, Working

Everyone has rights and entitlements in the workplace. This includes rights to the minimum wage, holiday entitlements and a certain amount of time for breaks. The new minimum wage rates listed below came into effect in Ireland on the 1st...

LGBT helpline had busiest ever year in 2015

LGBTI, Living

2015 was the busiest year ever for the LGBT Helpline, the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Almost 77,000 people accessed information and support through the organization’s telephone helpline and online services last year. These findings are...

Bullying

Bullying, Living

Bullying is unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical, conducted by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time. Placing a once-off offensive or hurtful public message, image or statement on a...

LGBT Helpful Links

LGBTI, Living

There is plenty of information in relation to LGBTI issues in Ireland to be found online. Below we have just a handful that you may find helpful. www.lgbt.ie www.teni.ie www.belongto.org www.glen.ie

General Health Information

General Health, Health

Follow as many of the links as you need or drop in and have a chat youth our staff in Youth Info, Francis Street Wexford 053 91 23262 http://spunout.ie/healthhack http://www.headstrong.ie/help/ http://www.youthworkireland.ie/ http://www.youthhealth.ie/  

Mental Health

Health, Mental Health

It’s not just for those with problems, you need to look after your Mental Health in the same way as you would your physical health. What can I do to help maintain positive mental health? Eat well, be well. A lot...

Relationships

Living, Relationships

For better or worse we all have them but how do we deal with them and what is a good relationship. All relationships can take work in order to stay happy and healthy within that relationship. It also takes...

Drug & Alcohol

Drugs/Alcohol, Health

There are many drugs out there some legal and others illegal most have myths and misinformation attached to them and its not always easy to know fact from fiction Drugs.ie have a comprehensive section on both drugs and alcohol. Here...

Accommodation

Housing, Living

Do you know your rights? Do you know others have rights too? Want to learn more about how you can get accommodation or where to look for it: A few things to remember when you move for the first time:...

Travel Tips

Living, Travel

To the moon and back we all like the idea of travelling some nice but are you prepared? If you are going abroad for work or play it is always wise to check out the https://www.dfa.ie/travel/know-before-you-go/safety-and-security/ for the area...

Personal Safety

Living, Personal Safety

Be it midday on the main street or midnight in the middle of nowhere your personal safety is very important and how you look after it can mean the difference between getting home safely and a trip to the...

The National Further Study Fair

College, Learning

The National Further Study Fair at the RDS in Dublin is expected to attract over 2,000 people. There will be an opportunity for prospective students to find out about the best route to employment through further education and what...

Courses

Courses, Learning

Finishing school is a time for some serious thinking (and dreaming) about your future: , you need to decide what’s best for YOU and whether you want to continue studying in college or university, take some time out, get...