X-HALE Training and Grant opportunites

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The Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2020 Youth Worker Training and Short Film Competition grant opportunities are now open for applications.

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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.

Supporting young people to be smoke free and empowering them to take action on tobacco will save lives and improve life opportunities for generations to come.

Since 2011, the Irish Cancer Society has provided grant assistance, training and resources to over 327 youth organisations nationwide to support their participation in X-HALE, its youth smoking prevention and education programme.

In 2019, the X-HALE programme reached 74 youth workers and 501 young people made 57 short films to promote their views on smoking prevention and support the Irish Cancer Society’s tobacco control work.

The Short Films reached almost of 33,000 views on YouTube.

The European Commission announced X-HALE as the overall winner of the EU Health Awards 2018 for the programmes innovative social dimension and peer to peer approach to working with young people at risk of tobacco use.

Check out the X-HALE 2020 opportunities below to find out how your youth organisation can join the Irish Cancer Society in working towards Ireland’s first tobacco free generation.

Registration is now open for free Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2020 Training for Youth Workers and Volunteers.


If you are a staff member or volunteer working with young people aged 10-24 in an out of school youth setting, don’t miss this chance to get the skills and materials to educate and empower young people around tobacco and tackle smoking issues in your organisation. Join us in supporting young people to become Ireland’s first tobacco free generation.

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