Megan Brady (5th Year) writes:
As this week was “Mental Health and Well Being Week” the Transition Years and 5th years had a speaker called Emer in from “Aware” who gave a talk on positive mental health. We learnt about using a coping triangle and what are the symptoms of depression. It was a very interesting and appropriate talk as depression is on the up in Ireland. In the long run this is very important for people to know about. “Think, Feel and Act” were the words that the students were told to think about throughout the talk. Overall this was a very interesting talk and very important. we went away “aware” of the symptoms of depression and with a workbook we can use to help us stay positive.