Lauren O’Rourke from 2nd Year was recently announced the winner of the Mental Health Ireland National Photographic Project. The theme of the Project was Positive Mental Health.
Lauren’s photograph was chosen from entries received from second-level students from all over Ireland. The theme of the Project was Positive Mental Health. Sarah was awarded a trophy and a cheque for €250. Lauren’s teacher, Ms. Molloy, also received a trophy.
Lauren is pictured here receiving her award. Lauren’s photograph shows several candles a light arranged in the shape of a smiley face. The caption on it reads “When you’re in a dark place, your smile is a light”. The judges loved Lauren’s photograph. The message in it is very simple; a smile is a light even in a dark place and is good for your mental health and well being.