Innovating for Mental Health
Mental health continues to be highlighted as a recurring issue of concern among Irish teenagers. Here are just some examples of young people taking ACTION on this issue through Young Social Innovators' programmes.
How do these stories inspire you?
I’m Falling to Pieces
Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn, Central Technical Institute, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary (2013)
To raise awareness of supports available to young people when dealing with bereavement and loss.
The YSI project team conducted an extensive survey with students around the issue of bereavement. The group organised a school presentation by Rainbows, a charity which provides bereavement support to people. The project team raised awareness of bereavement by distributing information packs around the school. The team also spread their ‘happiness project’ around the school to promote positive mental health, leading to the organisation of a school mental health week.
They raised awareness of the different types of bereavement as well as the supports available for young people. The importance of positive mental health has also been promoted to all students.