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Invitation to your school to take part in our free B4uDecide.ie creative media competition in partnership with UTV Ireland

The Health Service Executive’s B4uDecide.ie  campaign would like your school to create an empowering 60-second commercial to help inspire young people to  get all the facts before making any big decisions in their relationships.

This project is completely free and will provide an exciting creative outlet for your pupils and build on their awareness, literacy skills, persuasive writing techniques and communication skills. The winning school will have their advertisement professionally produced and broadcast on a UTV radio or TV station to viewers and listeners nationwide and will be invited to a VIP Tour of the UTV studios.

Call or email Linda Kennedy to register your school on 01 8509819 or email Linda.Kennedy@utv.ie

Submissions Deadline

5:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2016.


 B4uDecide Promotional Poster Available

We have just launched the new B4uDecide.ie website as you can see. Hope you like it. We developed a new poster to promote the website to young people that has been circulates to all schools and youth work programmes around the country. We welcome your support in advertising our new poster that promotes the re-developed www.B4uDecide.ie to young people.

You can Download the Promotional Poster or To order a copy please visit www.healthpromotion.ie


Young Social Innovators

Staff members attended the YSI Speakouts and Annual Showcase promoting the B4uDecide.ie website. As part of this activity the staff members carried out a survey with the young people in attendance. The young people were asked a number of questions related mainly to the B4udecide website and 100 surveys were completed. The findings from these surveys will be used to inform any further developments to the B4uDecide.ie website and ongoing updates to content. For more information about the Young Social Innovators programme visit www.youngsocialinnovators.ie For young people taking part in the Young Social Innovators Realtionships & Sexual Health Challenge (funded by the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme), the ‘Facts & Figures on Teenage Sexuality’ section of www.crisispregnancy.ie  may be useful in helping generate some ideas for tackling a specific issue in your school or community.


If I were Jack’ Education Resource

Young Men and Unintended Pregnancy: A Movie-Based Educational Resource Now Available

An educational resource about unintended pregnancy aimed at teenage men is currently being developed by a research team at Queen’s University Belfast. The resource, entitled ‘If I were Jack…’ is based upon an interactive video drama which tells the story of an unintended teenage pregnancy from the point of view of a young man. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council UK, the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (Ireland) and the Health and Social Care Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland). More information is available on the If I Were Jack website or by contacting  Tel: 028 9097 2463 / Email: a.aventin@qub.ac.uk

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