Child mental health, Teachers, School and exams

07 May, 2021

Schools work to improve mental health during the pandemic

Staying positive in tough times

We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time, but students in schools across Ireland are working hard to keep positivity going.

Over 50 schools entered our 2021 Mission Possible awards to celebrate the initiatives they are running to promote wellbeing and help their students and communities to mind their mental health.

See more about the awards

Impressive mental health projects

Impressive mental health projects

RTÉ's News2Day visited Ss Peter and Paul Junior National School in Balbriggan, Dublin, who were shortlisted for our 2021 awards, to learn more about the projects they have been running.

There, teachers and students built a mindfulness walk and created a Worry Well where students can leave their worries behind.

Paul Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer of St Patrick's Mental Health Services, joined students at the school to congratulate them on the work they've been doing and highlight the difference these kinds of projects can make.

See all the school has been up to below!

Find out more about Mission Possible

Find out more about Mission Possible

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