Tomorrow, Friday May 1, the staff and students of Athlone Community College will welcome approximately 1,000 cyclists to their school, all united under the one common mantra -‘It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’.
Students and staff are dedicated to raising awareness on mental health concerns within their own school and the wider community. Because of this the school has made contact with national and local organisations who work ceaselessly in providing support for mental illness issues.
While welcoming the Cycle Against Suicide cyclists on Friday the school will also have stands set up throughout the school promoting the services offered by these mental health organisations.
In the lead up to the event students have taken part in a poster design competition, created their own awareness advertisements, held in-house school raffles, and engaged in many more similarly exciting pursuits, all aimed at raising awareness of positive mental health.
Athlone Community College are dedicating May 1 to mental health awareness. The school will be a hive of positive action for the day with students engaging in sporting activities, music recitals, and dance routines. The highlight of the day will be an address to the school from Jim Breen of Cycle Against Suicide.