On Thursday 9th May, 'accidental researcher' Helen Coughlan launched her 2019 IADT/RCSI Youth Mental Health animations, which are now live on SpunOut.ie. Keynote speech was by Senator Lynn Ruane and HRB Communications Manager Gillian Markey moderated a panel discussion. I especially liked Gillian's description of the animations as 'simple messages, about complex issues, honestly told.' The animations will be available in English and in Irish. Well done too to Helen and to IADT animation students Daniel and Cassandra for their appearances on RTE's Drivetime.
The takeaway from the broader RCSI research project is that 1 in 2 young people in Ireland today experience some kind of mental health issue.
IADT students waiting for the launch in RCSI
students waiting for the launch in RCSI
recording Irish versions of the voice
recording Irish versions of the RCSI project voice
recording Irish versions of the voice - well done Tim!
On Monday 13th of May, the DESTIN project team assembled in Taras Shevchenko National University Kyiv (TSNUK) for a project conference. Our WP3 toolkit draft was launched at the conference, though a more focused 'training for trainers' toolkit will have to be developed to assist the university teams in their study programme rewrites and revisions.
In addition, Roman Paziuk and the Chernivtsi team launched the DESTIN project official website.