On Thursday May 25th, four 5th year students from St. Conleth’s Positive Mental Health team, accompanied by their teacher Ms. Kingston, made their way to Cork for a very special event. The group were presented with an Amber Flag to commemorate the work that they have been doing all year to promote positive mental health in the school, including a Positive Mental Health Week, PMH notice board and a PMH section on the school website. The awards which included speakers from Pieta House as well as rugby star Alan Quinlan, included students from all over Ireland who have been working hard to promote positive mental health in their own school communities. The students returned to school just in time to help out with our 6th year graduation and the flag will be proudly displayed in our school hall, in memory of all of the work that was completed this year, as well as a reminder for future plans of PMH activities. For more information on this event see: www.amberflag.org
Mental Health Awareness Evening
St. Connleth's Community College would like to help promote and support Kildare GAA in their mental health awareness event due to take place on Friday the 26th May in Newbridge Town Hall. Guest speakers on the night include former Footballers and camogie players from Armagh,Dublin and Cork, among other. The speakers will give their insight and experiences dealing with metal health issues. Please support.
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK AT ST. CONLETH’S CC
This week (Monday, January 16th to Friday January 20th) the 5 Applied class are organising a Positive Mental Health week for the school. You may notice posters and information about positive mental health on the school noticeboards, in the classrooms and here on the school website. ALL students are being invited to participate in 3 Positive Mental Health competitions that are taking place this week.
Poetry Competition: Write a poem, 3 stanzas long or more on the topic of positive mental health and give it (on a sheet) to a member of the 5A class or Ms. Whelan before Friday, January 20th. The winning poem will be published on the school website as well as being given a prize.
Art Competition: Design an A4/A3 sized poster about Positive Mental Health and give it (on a sheet) to a member of the 5A class or Ms. Whelan before Friday, January 20th. The winning poster will be published on the school website as well as being given a prize.
‘GUESS THE TEACHER’ Competition: All week long at break time, the 5 Applied class will be accepting entries for the Guess the Teacher competition. On the Positive Mental Health notice board in the main hall of the school you will see a series of photos of some of the teachers when they were much younger. For 20c per entry you can write your guesses on a sheet and give it to the 5 Applied student working at the PHM board that day and you could be in with the chance of winning a Whitewater Shopping Centre voucher!
Best of luck to all of our competition entries and enjoy the week!
As a part of Positive Mental Health week, the 5 Applied class have created recipes using "Good Mood Foods". In their Hotel, Tourism and Catering class with Ms. Kingston, the 5A class researched what foods make us feel more positive and designed recipes based on this. If you would like to know more about "Good Mood Food" please see the notice board outside room 13.
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH PLAYLIST Looking for some new songs to download? Tired of listening to sad, negative songs? Why not listen to this playlist of Positive Mood Songs compiled by the 5 Applied class for Positive Mental Health week. These songs are assured to make you feel more positive and energized! 1.Drive it like you stole it – Sing Street 2.Pharrell Williams – Happy 3.American Authors – Best Day of my Life 4.Kelly Clarkson – Stronger 5.Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten 6.P!nk – So what 7.Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling 8.One Republic – Good Life 9.Will-I-Am - Scream and Shout 10.Swedish House Mafia – Don’t you worry child
TALK: Positive Mental Health
A talk for parents on Positive mental health will take place in St. Conleths Community College this tuesday the 13th of December at 7:30 pm. The talk is being given by Clare O'Brien from the organisation 3T's- Turn the Tide of suicide. All welcome!
KYT Building resilience
. Our 6th Year and 6th Year applied attended a talk on the 12 of December by KYT called Building Resilience. The following are ten tips for building resilience:
1. Stay Connected.
2. Have a Sense of Purpose.
3. Learn Healthy Habits.
4. Believe in Yourself.
5. Laugh Often.
6. Express your emotions.
7. Be Optimistic.
8. Keep Perspective
9. Be imperfect.
10. Learn lessons.
For more information on the ten tips above click on the following link
Here are some #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our well-being from the HSE. Keeping Active – being active every day, something as simple as a walk, is proven to have a positive impact on your mood. Talking about your problems – problems feel smaller when they are shared with others, without having to be solved or fixed. Just talking about it will do you good. Looking out for others – Lending an ear to someone else in trouble, or catching up with someone who seems distant, can change their day, or their lives. You don’t have to fix it for them - just listening is a huge help. Doing things with others – Taking part in a group activity that you enjoy is proven to have a positive impact on how you feel, be it a game of football, joining a choir, volunteering. Eating healthily – A regular healthy, balanced and nutritious diet will help both your physical, but also your mental health, and have a positive impact on how you feel. Staying in touch – Catching up with friends and family is good for our mental health, reminding us that we’re part of a community, and having a positive impact on how we feel. Drinking less alcohol – For the average Irish drinker, reducing alcohol will have a positive impact on their health and mental wellbeing, making it easier to cope with day to day difficulties and stresses. Sleeping well – Getting a good night’s sleep of 7 or 8 hours, as often as you can, will have a positive impact on how you feel. Protect your sleep if you can, it will do you good.
Don’t Quit (Extract)
By Edgar A. Guest When Things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and debts are high, And you want to Smile but have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don't you quit. [...] Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar, So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
Positive mental Health- poster Competition
Comhairle na Nog are running a photo and Art competition, with a Positive Mental Health theme. All interested students should have work entered by the 05/10/2016.
Also the annual Photography and Art Competitions run by Mental Health Ireland is open for entries! It is time for any of our students out there to be involved. The theme for this year is ‘Mind Your Mental Health’. Although, these words form the theme, the words ‘Mind Your Mental Health’ does not need to be included these words in their entry but you are welcome to if they wish.
For more information, click on the following link.
For Art entry form and guidelines click on the following link.
For Photo entry form and guidelines click on the following link.
St. Conleths Community College- Positive Mental Health
Welcome to St. Conleth's Community College page that will focus on mental health issues.
Comhairle Na Nog Photo Competition
WHAT? Facebook photo competition by Kildare Comhairle Na Nog (KCNN) to raise awareness of and to promote Positive Mental Health. PRIZE: 1st place = €100 2nd and 3rd place = €75 each HOW? 1. Upload one photo of something that you enjoy doing every day and tag it with #CNNlittlethings 2. Like the ‘Kildare Little Things Campaign’ Facebook Page 3. Like the post, share it and tag 3 friends
ENTRY RULES: * Must be 13-18 years old * Must live in Kildare * Must enter on Facebook * Must use the hashtag #CNNlittlethings * Must be appropraite * Entries should be original and creative * 1 entry per person/no spam
*NOTE* The photos entered will be printed on a large board for display to be shown to 200 people so only enter if you agree to this.
Mission Statement St. Conleth’s Community College provides a positive learning environment which encourages and enables our students to achieve their academic potential while fostering their personal development.