Date of publication: 20/05/2020

Covid19. Ireland. You are not alone

Council General International

Concern at the level of anxiety among students prompts uplifting musical video from Young SVP 

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Young SVP programme in the South East of Ireland were so concerned at the level of stress and anxiety among their peers during the Covid-19 restrictions that they put together a beautiful musical video to drive home the message that young people are not alone.

The video is intended to offer support for those students all over the country who are feeling down, worried or anxious and encourages them to talk about their anxieties and that help is on hand for them.

The project was supported by over 100 Young SVP students from around the country who agreed, without hesitation, to sing together on this video with ‘You are not alone’ signs.

The Young SVP Programme is a youth development programme designed for use in school/youth groups. The programme focuses on social action within the ethos and mission of SVP. Young people are offered opportunities to learn about SVP, Social Justice and how to engage in social action in a positive meaningful way.

The SVP National Youth Development officer Becca Gallagher said that this initiative #youarenotalone is a perfect example of the level of concern for others that is engendered in the Young  SVP Programme.

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