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Mayfield school promoting positive mental health

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 4:32pm

A mental health initiative has been launched in Mayfield aimed at young adolescents.

The initiative will see students and teachers from Mayfield Community School working towards promoting positive mental health and creating a whole-school culture of wellbeing.

Over the coming months, students will engage and promote a range of activities that showcase well-being skills and strategies that they can embed in day-to-day life.

The initiative was launched in the school by Bríd Long, a local health coach studying at CIT. Bríd highlighted to senior students that being human can be tough at times, especially when you are young and may be feeling as if things are never going to change.

“Creating awareness on how to develop durability and deal with anguish is a step in the right direction,” she said.

Principal of the school Kieran Golden explained: “We are extremely proud to launch such a purposeful campaign in our school. The school prides itself on nurturing each student and this is done through offering small class sizes and ensuring that each student is respected in a caring environment.

“It will be exciting to see the work that students will complete over the coming months that will promote a culture of positive mental health in our school. Ending the stigma surrounding mental health is imperative and I wish all in our school community the very best of luck with this venture.”

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