Youth Day, 7th April 2019
Health Promotion focused on healthy relationships, reducing risk and boosting self esteem. Visitors were able to avail themselves of resources on display and were encouraged to describe “One thing I like about myself…”. It was surprising to see that most participants found it difficult to think of at least one positive aspect of themselves; we encouraged people to make a point of drawing on their strengths and positive qualities. This exercise proved successful, engaging and allowed children to see the uniqueness in the diversity.
Health Promotion supported Youth Day alongside a multitude of local agencies and support groups. #YouthDayGib championed the #IAmMeGib campaign, a continuation of GAMPA’s initiative working on young peoples self-esteem, confidence and self-belief.