Ballinamore Community School to host Mental Health Event for Cycle Against Suicide
10,000 cyclists, 1,400 kms, 2 weeks, ONE goal –
It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help
Ballinamore Community School is pleased to be named as Anchor School for Cycle Against Suicide. The Cycle starts in Belfast on Monday, 27th April and covers the entire island of Ireland for two weeks before finishing in Dublin on Sunday, May 10th.
Ballinamore Community School will welcome around 1,000 expected cyclists on Thursday the 30th April and will host the lunchtime stop. Ballinamore Community School together with Cycle Against Suicide will organise a mental health event comprising of presentations, videos, music, celebrity speakers and an exhibition of local mental health services during the stop.
Our school is delighted to host this important event and welcome the cyclists to Ballinamore. The impact of this type of activity is powerful and far reaching, not just in our school, but also in the community at large. It gets the conversation around mental health going in the community and shows the support services that are available to those that need them. It’s about encouraging people to know it’s absolutely ok to ask for help.
Further information on Cycle Against Suicide on www.cycleagainstsuicide.com, where you can register for some or all of the 14 days of the Cycle Against Suicide 2015.
If you would like to volunteer to help Ballinamore Community School to host their event, whether it’s sandwich-makers or road marshals, please contact Anne Marie Madden – firstname.lastname@example.org.