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Self-Care Programme for Parents
Lucan Community College are a part of the “One Good School” project by Jigsaw – a national mental health support organisation.
As part of the programme, they have devised a self-care programme for parents & guardians. It is 45 minutes in duration and it provides skills to help parents/guardians understand and look after their own wellbeing while acting as that One Good Adult for a young person.
- Have a greater understanding of what self-care is
- Have a greater understanding of the importance of looking after their own wellbeing in their role as a parent
- Be more aware of their own self-care needs.
- Be able to develop their own self-care plan.
The programme can be found at; https://jigsaw.ie/self-care-course-for-parents/
We are seeking parents/guardians interested in taking part in a focus group on the parental perspective of wellbeing in Lucan Community College.
The event takes place this coming Tuesday 8th May at 7:15pm and is hosted by Jigsaw Clondalkin.
The feedback from this focus group will form part of our whole-school approach to Wellbeing in Lucan Community College.
We hope interested parents/guardians will come out and support this important aspect of school life.
Our Guidance Department and Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, will host a talk for parents on the key issues impacting on mental health and wellbeing in the college this coming Tuesday, 24th April at 7.30pm.
Jigsaw was established in 2006 and are the only mental health service in the country with an exclusive focus on 12-25 year olds.
We urge parents to attend this event as it will be practical and informative in showing how best to support young people with their mental health.
The talk is a part of Lucan Community College’s Wellbeing week which will feature a host of activities in being active as well as the healthy eating and mental health spaces.
Thank you to Ms McManus for organising this event.
Young Social Innovators is a unique opportunity for Transition Year Students in Ireland to make a project to create awareness about a chosen social issue, thus attempting provoking change.
This year our team has decided to focus on the topic of Mental Health.
Mental Health is an indiscriminate issue that can affect anyone. For this reason, we as a group felt it was the most prominent social issue among teenagers today.
Instead of focusing on the darker and more depressing aspects of Mental Health, we decided to base the project around positive mental wellbeing.
We created the ‘Feel Good 5 A Day’, which are 5 steps a person can take daily in order to maintain positive mental wellbeing.
We assigned a colour to each of these 5 steps. Incorporating the colours was the best way to brighten up the topic that is often associated with sadness.
The steps include; Exercise, Mindfulness, Giving Back, Happiness and Communication.
These steps are vital for maintaining positive mental wellbeing, especially for students in Secondary school, who are most susceptible to poor mental health.
We also organised a ‘Feel Good Day’ in the school to spread awareness about our project. This was a massive success as we incorporated each of the steps from the ‘Feel Good 5 A Day’ into different aspects of the day.
An amazing €400+ was raised and donated to Mental Health Ireland from the day.
Our main objective is to make people aware of how to maintain positive mental health. If at least one person benefits from our campaigns it will have been worth it.
Congratulations to Amy Martin(class Markievicz) who has been selected for an award for her anti-bullying poster by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre.
Amy will now get to attend Facebook International Headquarters in Grand Canal Square to receive her award and also receive a guided tour of the social media tech-giant.
Amy, along with a huge number of Lucan Community College students, entered the www.TackleBullying.ie art competition and was selected from thousands for a special award.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing bullying please speak to someone about it. Tell a friend and ask them to them to come with you to tell a teacher or other member of staff.
You can also tell your parents, someone in your family, a member of staff in school, your tutor, year head or the school’s guidance counsellor.
Remember that bullying is not okay and if you witness or experience bullying to tell someone about it.
The PE department are delighted to announce that a fitness bootcamp will start for all girls after the February mid-term break. The school has secured funding from South-Dublin Sports Partnership and will be able to run a free six-week course led by former LCC student and fitness guru, Mark Lacey, for all girls in Lucan CC. The programme is aimed at getting girls of all ages who are currently not active or exercising regularly to get involved in a fun fitness environment. The bootcamp starts on Wednesday 24th February at 1.10pm until 2pm and we hope to see you there!
Our Mental Health Week is taking place from Monday 8th – Fri 12th Feb. The main objective of the week is to get every student to reflect on how they manage their emotional wellbeing and to provide students with information on supports available. We are very excited this year to have four transition year students who have completed peer education training with Jigsaw Clondalkin. They have been visiting 2nd and 3rd year classes delivering a presentation to students about Mental Health. Other activities and competitions have been taking place for other year groups throughout the week. Student feedback has been very positive. The main message of the week is that we all need to look after our Mental Health and it is very helpful to keep in mind the 5 things we should all do every day to mind our Mental Health.
2. Be Active
3. Take Notice
4. Keep Learning
Thanks to our guidance team for organising this week.
To find out more about positive mental health click here.