Limerick schools encouraged to join free Mental Health Seminars

SCHOOLS in Limerick are invited to join a series of free Mental Health Seminars presented by national mental health charity Turn2Me. 

Turn2Me has secured funding from the Vhi Health and Wellbeing Fund and will be delivering 20 seminars to schools in Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Donegal, Kilkenny and Galway.

These seminars will be delivered online and in-person and will give students tips and tools on how to deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety in a healthy way.

The seminars will also give students helpful tips to deal with exam pressures. The schools will receive posters and brochures which they can print out and put around the schools and can email to their students.

Turn2Me chief executive Fiona O’Malley said that there is a lot of interest in these projects and with the funding they received, they can help more students with mental health issues.

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”We are delighted to be able to reach students and help them deal with anxiety, depression and tips on how to deal with exam pressures. Any schools interested in this project should reach out to us as soon as possible to book their slots,” she said.

Irish Youth Foundation chief executive, Lucy Masterson said: “We know that good mental and emotional health are essential in order for young people to thrive, yet the last two years have been especially difficult for them. Helping young people to strengthen their resilience and assist them in managing their anxiety is key to counteracting this.”

Places at the seminars will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Teachers in Limerick who wish to book a place in these seminars can email Turn2Me’s Clinical Manager, Suzanne Ennis, on to book their place.