The Breathe Programme, Ireland’s only positive mental health programme for secondary school students, is taking over Meeting House Square this Friday, October 9th for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Breathe is encouraging people to remove themselves from the stresses of life by relaxing, thinking about or discussing their mental health on their lunch break, for an hour or for the day.
Meeting House Square, in Temple Bar, is being transformed into a place to ‘Chill Out’ for the day, urging people to become involved in the conversation around mental health. Positive mental health and wellbeing should be a priority in all of our lives.
Actor Moe Dunford (St Patrick’s Day, Vikings) is the latest celebrity advocate offering his name to Breathe. He joins DJ Nikki Hayes in representing the programme and trying to create the much needed awareness about mental health in Ireland. Nikki strongly believes the stigma associated with mental health in this country needs to be addressed.
Breathe is a creative project to develop and create awareness on positive mental health through communication, focusing on changing attitudes and improving links between teachers, parents/guardian and students. It is delivered in Post-Primary Schools as an early prevention project to combat the ever increasing suicide trend among our youth.
The Breathe programme’s core belief is based on the importance of a single syllable word that is often overlooked; breathe. A simple breath can bring someone back to thinking rationally. Throughout the event on the 9th, there will be sample programme workshops, a session with a life coach along with different stations allowing you to release and wind down with arts & crafts or live music in the heart of the city. Attendees are being encouraged to take the time to take care of their mental health.
The Breathe programme, developed by The Gaiety School of Acting in partnership with the Education and Training Board of Ireland (ETBI), is a creative project to develop and create awareness on positive mental health through communication in schools.
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The CareersPortal Team