Mental Health Awareness Day.

Posted on January 26th, 2018 in Latest News,Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Mental Health Awareness Day.

Every day is a good day in the Mercy school, but today was a wonderful one !

An Amber Flag committee was established in the school this year and one of our goals was to hold a Mental Health Awareness Day.

This was a day filled with activities to promote positive mental health.

We learned that mental health is all about how we feel about ourselves. When mental health is good, we feel happy and content.

We all learned our Amber flag theme song ‘Reach for the Stars’ – a song about hope when we’re feeling down.

We practised some mindful awareness and went on a mindful walk and did mindful colouring.

We all wrote about something we are grateful for, ready to be displayed on our Gratitude Wall.

Infants – 2nd class made a Rainbow on the Astroturf.

We all planted bulbs at the front of the school.

The highlight of our day was when Matthew O’Hanlon, co captain of the Wexford Senior Hurling team came in to talk to us about wellbeing. Matthew told us about his experiences and challenges over the years and how he overcame disappointments and knock backs to finally captain our county’s hurling team . His message to us was to never give up and never ever to bottle up our feelings – always find someone to talk to.  Matthew also spoke to us about the importance of plenty of sleep,   a good diet, plenty of exercise and time out from tv , tablets, phones and games consoles.

All in all we had a marvellous day. We all went home feeling positive and happy. We now look forward to the next task that lies ahead in our quest for our Amber Flag.

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