Mental Health Awareness Day 2021
Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, 21st October 2021
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Day took on a new format with a short exercise/presentation during each period.
The focus was on kindness and reaching out to others. The message was constant throughout the day, in the classroom and on the corridors that ‘one kind act can change someone’s entire day’. The encouragement to do ‘random acts of kindness is not just for one day but for everyday’. This mindset is at the heart of our Christian community. As Fr. O’Brolchain repeatedly tells us ‘TO REACH OUT WITH CARE AND KINDESS’.
The boys were advised to talk it out – with friends, siblings, parents, grand-parents, teachers or counsellors.
You are not alone in having concerns, fears, worries.
Finally, we should not compare ourselves to others but aspire to be better than our former selves. Recognise your own God-given talents and grow them.
This was an excellent day, an opportunity for everyone to reflect on how we can make Blackrock a better place. We thank chairman Alex Manion (6th Year) and our Student Wellbeing Committee ably supported by Ms Markey, Ms Brunswick and Mr McKimm.