Rural Youth Mental Health Project: Evaluation 2023

Limerick Youth Service’s Rural Youth Mental Heath Project (RYMP) was launched in 2021 to primarily engage with young people in rural areas and communities.

The RYMP has been an outstanding success as the team raised awareness of the challenges that young people in rural communities experienced vis-a-vis their mental wellbeing.

The RYMP actively engaged with schools and communities across Limerick County and established a Rural Youth Mental Health Advisory Panel.

In 2023, Limerick Youth Service captured the impact of the RYMP with an evaluation (available by clicking this link) and a short video that can be viewed below:

Below is an evaluation of the impact of the rural youth mental health worker:

The Rural Youth Mental Health Project played a key part in the establishment of two Rural Wellness Hubs that are located at the East Limerick Youth Space, Castleconnell and Rathkeale Youth Space (see below)

LYS’ Rural Youth Mental Health Project is a part of LYS’ Be Well Youth Mental Health Project.

The Rural Youth Mental Health Project was made possible through the support of RTE’s Late Late Toy Show Appeal in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Ireland