Youth participation

Young people are at the centre of everything we do. Working with young people, we aim to promote mental health and well-being in a way that is open and honest, but above all is safe and supportive. Inspire uses creative technology and social media, combined with the direct involvement of young people, to deliver an innovative and practical online programme.

Youth Advisory Network
Inspire Ireland’s Youth Advisory Network is made up a young people that wish to get actively involved in our work. Becoming a member of the network means playing an important role in shaping the direction of the service. The network contributes by:
  • developing written and visual content for the website
  • helping to promote at events around the country
  • providing feed-back on communication campaigns  and projects
You can find out more in the Getting Involved section of or by contacting us at [email protected].

Ambassador Programme
The Inspire Ambassador Programme creates deeper involvement with people who are passionate about the work of Inspire, helping young people in Ireland lead happier lives. Being an ambassador means more ownership of the Inspire programmes and the direction it takes into the future. Ambassadors are involved in a wide range of activities from:
  • Representing Inspire at events and in the media
  • content creation
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy
“I want to bring to schools and especially those in disadvantaged areas. Other than that, it’s great to just hang out at the office!”
Kev, 17. Youth Ambassador

Inspire Ireland realises the importance of providing opportunities to individuals who are creative and passionate about helping young people lead happier lives. Inspire runs two internship programmes in Community Engagement and Online Communications. These offer a rich and challenging learning opportunity and allow interns to contribute their ideas and talents to Inspire.
To see examples of our youth engagement please check out Inspire Ireland’s community partners.