Last week our school celebrated World Mental Health Week. In today’s society our mental health is an important thing to take care of. As the world becomes more complicated, people are becoming more stressed, anxious and depressed. Mental Health Week brings awareness to mental health issues and shows us that we need to look after ourselves and others.
To show our love and raise awareness we had a big sign in the main hall entrance letting people know what week it was. Ms Mc Kenna was the organiser and one of her ideas was to have mirrors displayed in the main hall and First Year block. The mirrors were displayed with positive body image terms. The theme for this week was ‘Do you see what I see?’, this is about how we see ourselves in the mirror. We should all see ourselves positively and it’s important to give ourselves compliments not just others.
During the week there was a really special day, World Mental Health Day, on the 10th October where the school got to join the world in raising awareness. For that day people wore green as it was the colour theme for mental health day.
I got involved by reading out positive affirmations every day to show my love for mental health week. On Friday afternoon the students got to watch a movie (‘Matilda’) and ate sweets to celebrate such a successful and positive week.
Emma Nangle – TY Press