Deadline Extended to May 18th
This years Youth Media Awards competition will be of interest to your senior cycle students with an interest of working in media or the Mental Health field.
This Kildare based initiative is to promote the national mental health & wellbeing #together campaign at a local level. This is a creative approach that can engage students while adhering to the Curriculum Framework for SPHE in Senior Cycle, and also supporting the national campaign outlined below.
Circulate to relevant teachers, students and parent groups so we can be connected and work #together.
The Department of Health and the HSE, in collaboration with key cross-Government and cross-sectoral partners, have developed a mental wellbeing campaign aimed at offering support and resources to help deal with the stress, anxiety and isolation currently experienced by many people.
The campaign, which is hosted on gov.ie, points people to the HSE’s Your Mental Health supports and resources which include many online and telephone services, as well as providing tips and advice from cross-Government and Healthy Ireland partners on topics such as physical activity, parenting, coping with daily routines, supporting the ‘cocooned’ and getting involved in the community solidarity efforts.
Nothing has ever felt so abnormal in living memory. We want people to know that whatever they’re facing right now, and in whatever personal way they’re responding to this crisis … that they are not alone.
Because whilst some of us are feeling a little anxious, some of us might be feeling very worried about money and some of us might just be bored. This campaign is about uniting all of us. Bringing us together in the name of wellbeing to support us all, because ‘All of us are ‘Some of us’’
The campaign emphasises the importance of collective support and staying connected to others, and while all of us are experiencing different concerns, it highlights:
“no matter what you’re going through, let’s stay connected and make it through, together”.
Download the Media Awards poster