Cycle Against Suicide
St Colm’s High School has been selected to host an event ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ on Tuesday 25th April. Cycle Against Suicide was set up in 2012 to promote positive mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour . The aim of the event is to:
- Raise awareness of the prevalent issue
- Share the message that “its OK not to feel OK” and that “it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.
- Direct people in need to where this critical help is available locally.
Brief Event Description and Objective.
Cycle Against Suicide was set up by the entrepreneur Jim Breen, CEO of Pulse Learning. His work to promote mental health was documented in the Secret Millionaire. The objective of the event is to raise awareness as to how to break the cycle of suicide in Ireland and educate people as to the alternatives to battling depression and steps that people can take to identify and cope with depression.
The 2017 cycle will travel to various locations throughout Ireland between 23.4.17-6.5.17
St. Colm's High School has been asked to make itself available as a 'refreshment stop' for the 250 cyclists taking part and their 50 crew members on 25.4.17. We shall be providing a hot meal, showering facilities, toilet facilities, and of course water for the entourage. Mental Health support groups will be present on the day and many local businesses have come on board to lend their support.
This event has the potential to educate so many people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how it is conducive to mental health. During the month of April St Colm’s pupils will be involved in a range of activities to explore mental health including the causes, the risks, understanding emotional health and well-being and working together to create an emotionally health school.
St Colms High School would welcome support from any organisations or businesses who could help them host this event on Tuesday 25th April.