Helping young people direct their own health and well-being through research at WHO Collaborating Centre in Ireland

Young people’s resilience and leadership were on show on International Youth Day (12 August 2023) as WHO/Europe dedicated all its social media accounts for the day to youth-led public health campaigns.
In Europe, young people are increasingly demanding to have their voices heard and join in determining their health and well-being futures.

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research at the University of Galway in Ireland uses a variety of creative means to give a voice to future generations. These include involving young people in early discussions about health strategy development and adopting youth advisory panels. The Centre offers young people opportunities to take an active role in research, to share expectations, define goals and identify appropriate health-care frameworks to meet their personal needs. Read more here.