This is Roisin Doolan’s bright idea for Cork.

Training and supporting Youth Leaders to promote positive mental health in their communities.

HOW WE WILL SPEND THE MONEY is an online youth mental health service.

We would like to bring together a diverse group of young people from around Cork who are passionate about mental health to become mental health youth leaders.

Our bright idea is to work with this group of young people to develop their skills in mental health promotion so that they can lead out on and create positive mental health initiatives with their peers in their local communities.

This group of mental health youth leaders will be supported and equipped to deliver presentations and workshops to peers in schools and youth groups, organise and run mental health activities in their local communities and raise awareness of supports and services online through both writing and video for social media.

This will be a yearlong programme with an initial training and team building weekend for the youth leaders, with each young person developing an idea for implementing a positive mental health initiative in their local community.

Each young person will be supported by the team throughout the year to implement their initiative within the next 12 months.