It Takes a Village: Interested in Mental Health and Wellbeing?

July 21, 2022

Co-operative Housing Ireland's partnership with SOAR on the mental health program ‘It Takes a Village’ has kicked off with huge success. Two teen workshops have taken place in both Carlow and Cork City.

These workshops were aimed at young people aged 13-16 years. They focused on:

• Understanding what stepping outside your comfort zone means

• How it feels to be a teenager

• What it means to be a hero

• What community means

• How supportive a community can be

The first workshop for adults took place on 29th and 30th June. The conversation was both fun and informative. They focused on:

• What mental health is

• How to support our own mental health

• Remembering what it was like to be a teen

• Learning what teenagers want adults to know

• Being more aware of the supports around you

• The importance of listening

There will be another adult workshop taking place on 7th and 8th September. These workshops take place in the evening on Zoom. If you are interested in taking part in this work shop, email