The solution

Our solution is to create a culture of care and empathy among young people.

We train secondary school teachers and youth workers to facilitate the evidence based Story Exchange Programme . The training equips educators with more tools to empower young people with wellbeing strategies for the 21st century.

The Story Exchange is an innovative educator led model that can be used in any classroom/ youth group in person or online.  It increases peer support and instills a sense of resilience and belonging by reducing feelings of isolation.

Getting young people to share personal stories is a cathartic experience which breaks down barriers, builds trust and reinforces the idea that they are not alone. To date over 300 secondary school teachers and youth workers have completed the training and joined our community. 

This programme fulfils six of the criteria of the new Junior Cycle: Managing Myself, Staying Well, Communicating, Being Creative, Working with Others, and Managing Information and Thinking.