Peer Education in Coolmine

January 19, 2015

2As part of a peer education programme developed by Jigsaw/Headstrong, several Coolmine students were trained to deliver a 40 minute presentation called ‘It’s Time to Start Talking for Your Mental Health.’ The presentation builds awareness of youth mental health, explores what kind of things help and hurt our mental health, and emphasises the importance of seeking help when feeling down, worried or stressed.

The following Coolmine students – Lauren Hall, Wura Adeniyi, Rachel Hanna, Kate Kelly, Emilija Joskaudaite and Luke McDonnell delivered the talk to over 300 students in the school and attended a graduation ceremony in Jigsaw, where they were presented with their certificates by Tony Bates, founding director of Headstrong.