The Great Wicklow Youth Survey

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Comhairle na nÓg in County Wicklow are attempting to find out what are the big issues for young people around the county. To do this they have launched an online survey which they hope will provide a body of information that can be used to influence decision makers around the county.

Here is the link if you’d like to share it.

Why should I fill it out?

Young people make up a very large proportion of the population in Wicklow and nationally, and together they represent a powerful voice. If a large enough number of young people complete the survey, then it becomes a mandate for for the Comhairle, youth organisations and most importantly young people themselves, to approach key decision makers such as politicians (locally and nationally), council officials, and lobby for change based on the outcomes of the survey.

If 1000 young people respond saying that mental health is a major issue for them, then perhaps the HSE needs to look at what is happening in Wicklow to address that issue. If they all flag up cyberbullying as being a problem, then Comhairle can begin to work with schools to look at ways to support young people experiencing cyberbullying. If people say what part of the county they are from, then it may become obvious if there is an issue specific to a particular town.

Comhairle reckon it will take about 6 minutes to complete. Of course if you have a lot you want to get off your chest it may take longer. We at YouthSpin think its well worth taking 5-10 minutes to add your voice and make this survey a useful resource to represent young people across the county.

That link again