Cycle against Suicide Conference at RDS

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On Thursday 14th January, a group of 4th, 5th and 6th year students got the chance to attend the Cycle against Suicide Conference in the RDS. They were in for a truly inspirational day packed full of speakers and performances to promote positive mental health. Some of the more well-known appearances included The High Hopes Choir: the renowned group of singers who previously lived on the streets, Mark Pollock: a man who overcame losing his sight and is now fighting to overcome paralysis, Joanne O’ Riordan: an inspirational young woman speaking out for those with disabilities and Niamh Briggs: the captain of the Irish ladies rugby team. These famous faces are living proof of the Cycle against Suicide’s message: that it’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help. Students were also made aware of the different organisations that they could turn to if they ever needed help with their mental health. The Student Council are now looking forward to bringing the positive message of the conference to the rest of the school during the upcoming Mind Your Mind Week.

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