WEST CORK: Schools encouraged to participate in Positive Mental Health Initiative

16 January 2018
By Mary Bermingham

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly, is calling on all schools in West Cork to take part in this year’s Mission Possible: School Achievement awards.

Mission Possible: School Achievement awards, organised by St. Patricks Mental Health Services, is an initiative dedicated to acknowledging the important work both primary and secondary schools carry out to promote positive mental health.

Minister Daly is urging all schools in West Cork to take part in this years achievement award, ‘I’m encouraging all schools in West Cork to take part in this years award. Promoting and educating our students on positive mental health is extremely important and this forum allows schools, teachers and students alike to do just that.’

File photo: Jim Daly TD, Minister for Mental Health and Older People
Picture: David Keane

To enter into this year’s Mission Possible, schools will be asked to submit a two-page word document in their application outlining their plans, aims and objectives in terms of promoting positive mental health in their school. Further information and entry details are available on www.walkinmyshoes.ie.

Concluding, Minister Daly said, ‘It is important that we realise how important it is to educate young people on positive mental health and how to look after our mental health. And with students spending six hours a day in school, this gives way to another avenue for students to learn more about positive mental health.’

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