Daragh Daly, Darragh Glynn, Jamie Walsh and Aoife Murphy from Ratoath at the O2 Think Big training day.
A group of young people from Ratoath were among 22 young people from across the country that attended a recent Think Big workshop at O2's headquarters in Dublin.
Think Big is a programme designed by O2 and Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, which enables young people to undertake projects in their community that will make a difference to young people's mental health.
The young people attending the workshop were each awarded a place on the national Think Big programme, after successfully submitting an idea for a project in their community.
The training workshop is designed to help them get their projects up and running and covers a range of skills, including an introduction to mental health, project planning, communicating with confidence and social media skills.
Aoife Murphy from Ratoath's project 'Where to Turn' was chosen to take part in the workshop.
The aim of the project is to create an iPhone app to give young people in the local community information on where to turn if they have a problem to do with mental health. Aoife created the project, along with Jamie Walsh, Darragh Glynn and Darragh Daly.
Think Big has granted initial funding of Ä300 to help get each project off the ground, along with a mobile phone (with Ä50 top-up), and a Think Big start-up pack.
In addition, every young person will get support from O2 and Headstrong in the form of mentoring and ongoing training to help them to bring their proposal to life. The projects will also be eligible for further funding as they progress.
The Think Big Programme is open to any young person, aged between 14 and 25, in the Republic of Ireland with an idea for a project that makes a difference to young people's mental health. Project ideas can be submitted through the www.o2ThinkBig.ie website. Young people can also join the online Think Big Community to discuss and share ideas about how to promote mental health among young people.