EPIC Youth Board

The EPIC Youth Board is made up of a group of young people with care experience between the ages of 16 – 25 years who give advice to EPIC on issues and themes of concern to young people in care & work on campaigns and projects to improve the outcomes for young people in care.


Joint Chair of The EPIC Youth Board:
Mark Gray 

Mark is Joint Chair of The EPIC Youth Board. Mark has over 12 years of care experience living in residential care. He has been involved with EPIC now for over 2.5 years. Mark attends many conferences and presentations with EPIC and shares his views on the Irish Care System. He hopes to pursue a Degree in Social Care commencing September 2015.

Joint Chair of The EPIC Youth Board:
Lindsay O’Toole

Lindsay is currently joint chairperson of the EPIC Youth Board. Lindsay has over 12 years care experience; Lindsay has been involved in EPIC since December 2013. Lindsay has represented EPIC on numerous occasions participating in conferences and events. Lindsay has been involved in a creative writing workshop run by EPIC and this work is soon to be published.

The EPIC Youth Board

Meeting together..

Talking together..

Acting together..


  • Have you care experience and are you aged between 16-25 years old?
  • Do you want to join a dynamic team committed to improving the care system?
  • Do you want to be involved in campaigns and events for and about young people with care experience?


  • Talking Together – Sharing your views of care
  • Deciding Together – Involved in decision making
  • Acting Together – Group campaigns
  • 6-8 meetings a year. Food and transport covered

Contact: Youth Engagement Officer

Andy O’Hara: andyoharan@epiconline.ie

Would you like to apply to be on the EPIC Youth Board?  Get in touch!

Contact: Youth Engagement Officer

Fidelma Guinan: andyohara@epiconline.ie



Youth Board Form - Enquiry

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