Our Mission Possible school achievement awards recognise the roles our schools play in promoting positive mental health.
Want to get involved?
Want to get involved?
The awards celebrate the unique projects underway in primary and secondary schools across Ireland to raise awareness of mental health and reduce stigma in school and the community.
Applying for the Mission Possible awards is quick and easy! Primary and secondary teachers can log into our School Portal, where you can upload resources - such as posters, photos or videos - and information about your projects, programmes or ideas. You then complete a quick online form to finalise your entry.
Shortlisted entries are viewed by our judging panel, who select a primary and secondary school winner in each of our three categories. Each winner receives a €600 cash prize and every school that takes part gets a certificate too.
Mission Possible is currently closed for entries. We announced winners of our 2022 competition in an online ceremony at 12pm on 4 May: you can see all the winning schools here, or watch the ceremony below!
What are the award categories?
Want to know what we’re looking for? Find out more about each of our award categories below.
Each initiative should be entered into one category only. Please note that ‘Best Standalone Project’ and ‘Most Creative Idea’ are judged on individual projects, and you will need to submit separate application forms for each one you enter. If you are submitting multiple events or projects which took place under one programme – such as a Wellness Month which included mindfulness classes, an art competition and a mental health awareness day – then ‘Best Programme Activity’ is the best category for you.
Best Standalone Project
This award celebrates a once-off project that displays the great work your school has done to promote positive mental health. Examples of these one-off projects include the introduction of a Buddy Bench in a school, where students can sit if they’re feeling worried or shy about talking to their classmates; the installation of a Wellness Wall to post positive mental health messages; or the establishment of a Student Wellbeing Committee.
Most Creative Idea
This award brings the wow factor! We’re looking for the most original, inventive, or fun ideas used to open conversations, reduce stigma or share positive messages around mental health. From Wellbeing Clubs to positive poster campaigns, and from creating online webinars to running a social media campaign for students, there’s no shortage to the ways your imagination can take you for this! Ideas can include the innovative ways you helped your students to maintain positive mental health during school closures or changes in the classroom due to public health guidelines, and the kinds of activities that create big impact even with very small budgets.
Best Programme Activity
This award celebrates innovative mental health programmes and initiatives which reach out to young people, teachers and the community and provide meaningful, lasting support. These programmes involve a calendar of mental health events or activities, such as Wellness Walks or mindfulness classes.
Watch the awards ceremony
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