CBS Roscommon Principal Fiona Gallagher was in attendance at the Planet Youth launch in Tuam last Monday. The Planet Youth project- currently underway across counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon – is an exciting new primary prevention programme aimed at improving the health, wellbeing and potential of young people using a proven evidence-based approach that was developed in Iceland.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, also attended the event and officially launched of the Planet Youth Strategy and Implementation Framework – a document that will guide the project for the next few years. Agencies in the region will be supporting the program by building in primary prevention approaches to their work planning. Planet Youth also be starting work on obtaining large-scale investment from National and European funding bodies. The CBS is delighted to be part of such a necessary and innovative programme.