(Ireland) Dublin: Local students participate in "Cycle Against Suicide"; 7,000 students attended

Jan 31, 2018, (Ireland) Dublin People: Local students attend mental health event STUDENTS at a Northside secondary school were among 7,000 teenagers who took part in major event that aims to promote positive mental health. ... The event, which started as a gathering of 40 students in 2012, is now the largest young people’s mental health conference in Europe. ... In 2017 St Mary’s Holy Faith Killester was rewarded for its exceptional commitment in promoting positive mental health. The school was awarded the prestigious status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of its fulfilment of the ‘Five Gears’ programme. The programme is school-led and involves the completion of ‘Five Gears’ over the course of a year, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”. The programme provides a framework for schools to integrate mental health activities into the school plan, and rewards schools that go the extra mile.

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