Mental Wellbeing – Coolmine Awarded Amber Flag

May 4, 2015

banner amber flag jan2015Coolmine has been awarded the Amber Flag in recognition of the initiatives undertaken in the school to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health. The ceremony took place in DCU where former rugby player, Alan Quinlan, presented the flag to a number of schools on behalf of Suicide Aware. In order to qualify for an Amber Flag, the school established a project team, the majority of whom were students. The team identified 3 goals/tasks to enhance the existing educational provision and support structures in the area of mental health promotion in the school. The tasks undertaken in Coolmine this year included the following:

It is our hope that students are learning that their Mental Health is just as important as their physical health, and that the school continues to be one that promotes well-being for all through increasing awareness and social support.

Check out Mental Health Week 2015 highlights.

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