Celebrating the 3rd Annual National Care Leavers Day

 

SAVE THE DATE: 9.00-16:30, Thursday 8th October 2015

Where: Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

Programme (PDF)   Care Leavers Care About Your Health Conference Brochure

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Immediate Release: 30th September 2015

EPIC and Care Leavers Ireland will host its 3rd Annual National Care Leavers Day in Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 on Thursday, 8th of October 2015.

The theme of this year’s conference is promoting positive health for Care Leavers. Interactive workshops will focus on key aspects of health including: physical well-being, mental health, relationships, sexual health and advice for LGBT young people and professionals about coming out in care.

Speaking today, Director of EPIC, Jennifer Gargan made the following comment:

“It is extremely important that we raise awareness about promoting positive health amongst young people in care and for professionals working with them. This conference is unique because it is youth-led and targeted at young people leaving, or having left State Care. We, as practitioners and policymakers, have a shared responsibility in ensuring that young people are aware of the importance of keeping themselves healthy and building and maintaining relationships in order to achieve their full potential.”         

The conference runs from 9.00-16.30. To book your place, visit www.eventbrite.ie .

Young people with care experience can attend this conference for free.
Entry costs for professionals or other interested parties are €50.00 and students €25.00.

Media interviews with the Directors and care experienced young people can be arranged on the day. 

For all media enquiries, or to arrange an interview please contact:

  1. For full details of the programme, please click on the following link: https://www.epiconline.ie/news-events/
  2. EPIC’s previous research ‘My Voice has to be Heard: Outcomes for Young People leaving Care’ show that the mental health needs for young people increased over time, please see the following link https://www.epiconline.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Outcomes_for_young_people_leaving_care_in_North_Dublin_2012.pdf (accessed 24/09/15)

Jennifer Gargan, Director, EPIC       or       Noel Howard, Care Leavers Ireland

Tel: 01 8727 661                                             Tel: 087 1331280

Mob: 086 607 3866   

jennifergargan@epiconline.ie                         nh99@eircom.net

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