Students and Staff in Mulroy College enjoyed a week of promoting Positive Well-being to coincide with World Mental Health Day during October
They marked this occasion with a week of activities celebrating and promoting well-being in the school community. There was a special emphasis on promoting the “5-a-day” of mental health within the college.
These include: Connect, Take Notice, Give, Keep Learning and Be Active. Some of the actives that took place included; talk and walk to music during the morning registration class. Teachers discussed well-being with students and explored how each of us can achieve 5-a-day. There was an emphasis on healthy eating and students were encouraged to learn new skills.
Every student wrote a positive word on a paper key and later these were all displayed along the corridor. During the week students and staff were encouraged to do random acts of kindness. Pictures were placed on a permanent setting throughout the school from the HSE to encourage positive thinking. On Friday students and staff participated in a 10km walk.
As part of the pastoral ethos in the College students regularly engage in positive mental health and well being projects. Ms Fiona Temple, Mulroy College Principal said “Educating young people about mental health, positive well being and resilience is as important in their development as academics. These approaches along with our ethos of building mutually respectful relationships ensure all members of our school community are valued.”