FDYS launces new youth friendly website

By David Tucker

Published 14/05/2016 | 00:00

Loreto TY students and FDYS staff at the launch of the new website: Carmel O'Brien, Kieran Donohoe, Katie Donohoe, Anna Gunning, Sean Cooke, Kate Frayne, Aisling Halligan and Siobhan McMahon.
Loreto TY students and FDYS staff at the launch of the new website: Carmel O'Brien, Kieran Donohoe, Katie Donohoe, Anna Gunning, Sean Cooke, Kate Frayne, Aisling Halligan and Siobhan McMahon.

FDYS have launched their new interactive and youth friendly website, providing a window into services available to young people.

As part of the launch, transition year students from Loreto College presented findings on a survey conducted online on Positive Mental Health among young people.

'This is an opportunity to showcase the many ways young people and their parents can interact with the site,' said Siobhan McMahon, FDYS Youth Information Co-ordinator.

'We have focused on ensuring that young people have easy access to all relevant information and have integrated various social media platforms to ensure all participants can gain access through their computer, tablet or phone,' she said.

The website has been designed and built by Think Print to showcase our expanding range of services and supports available to young people. It is now easier to navigate and more interactive.

It also includes many other resources for both staff and young people to gain access to and targets particular information around Living, Learning, Working and Health.

'The development of the new site is key objective of the organisations communication strategy,' said FDYS CEO Kieran Donohue, 'it presents and illustrates the extent of services provided by the organisation throughout the county, and further allows us to promote and advocate on young people's behalf.'

The site will allow for real time information and will be updated twice weekly by the youth information centre staff.

'This is the challenge for the new website,' said Sean Cooke FDYS WAYS Manager. 'Keeping the information up to date and relevant is always difficult, but the response to date for staff and participants is very positive and I can see a bright future with lots of other aspect to the site developing over time.' Further information is available on the website www.fdys.ie or through facebook and twitter.

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