DMH + UCLA PRevention Center of Excellence
Pip Keogh is a professionally accredited Youth & Community Worker with a BA in Social Science from NUI Maynooth and an MA in Youth Work with Community Arts & Health Education from University College Cork. His areas of expertise include youth mental health, community partnered participatory research, reflective and critical praxis, and working with and for disenfranchised and system impacted youth. Pip actively advocates for youth and community-led participation and partnership to empower and ensure voices are heard, listened to, and influence systemic change. Prior to joining UCLA, Pip worked with Jigsaw, the National Center for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, delivering training in youth mental health and community engagement. He also founded Positive Consent, a youth sexual health and consent education non-profit. As an immigrant, Pip shares his experience from around the world – from Cork, Ireland to Öland, Sweden – and a wide range of settings, including schools, colleges, youth centers, probation, residential care, street outreach, health services, research, and helpline/digital supports. Pip is passionate about all things creative – from music to street art – and leverages these skills to develop accessible, innovative, and engaging training content in-person and online. Pip also plays the banjolele. Pip is a Trainer and Curriculum Developer with the DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence.