Castleisland Community College Amber Flagged for Mental Health Promotion

Castleisland Community College Guidance Counsellor, Juanita Lovett with students: Konrad Kloskowski and Gráinne Spillane as they received the school’s well merited Amber Flag.

Castleisland Community College received its second Amber Flag for its promotion of positive mental health.

The Ambassador Schools Programme provides a framework for schools to integrate mental health activities into the school plan.

Year-Long Activity

Various school events took place throughout the year to achieve this flag.

The guidance counsellor, Juanita Lovett, co-ordinates the mental health programme in the school.

OK to Ask for Help

Activities undertaken in the school include: Wellbeing Week; Internet Safety Day; Transition Year Mentoring Programme with first years; Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training and the Daisy Room.

The school promotes the positive mental health message: It’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.

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