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Parents Association Talk: Recording & Handouts

The Parents Association organised a webinar delivered by Career Coach Dearbhla Kelly. This informative presentation gave very useful tips on how to help your teenager make good choices about subject choice. The webinar can be viewed HERE

Other documents to read in conjunction with the webinar can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

 

Guidance & contact numbers for support services for parents

Parent/Guardian Support Numbers

Contacts numbers for support services for students

Student Support Numbers

  • Childline Freephone 1800 66 66 66, Free Text 50101, Live Messaging Also Available at childline.ie
  • Jigsaw Online Group Chats
  • Ask Jigsaw – Ask here and have your queries answered by Jigsaw Clinicians. These are trained mental health professionals who have lots of experience supporting young people and their families with their mental health.
  • Jigsaw Instagram
  • Pieta House 1800 247 247 Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.
  • National Centre for Guidance and Education

Anxiety – A Resource for Students https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Student-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf

Anxiety – A Resource for Parents https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Parent-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf

Further resources on anxiety and stress https://www.ncge.ie/wsg/anxiety-stress-further-resources

Relaxation Techniques

https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190801%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-RelaxationTechniques-EN.pdf

5 Senses (when you are trying to quiet your mind) – Focus on 5 things you can see, 5 things you can hear and 5 things you can touch.

Important message from the Guidance Department

We hope you are all well and have managed to engage with the new learning methods available to you. Please try to maintain a good study routine and try to get some fresh air every day, while practising social distancing.
If you have any guidance queries, please email your guidance counsellor (firstnamesurname@lucancc.ie). As soon as we have any important information, we will communicate this to students. We will be in touch when the SUSI student grant system opens for applications. CAO change of mind will open on 5th May and stay open until 1st July. Please remember you can continue to apply for PLC courses and apprenticeships where relevant online. Please contact your guidance counsellor if you would like any assistance with that. We are here to help and hope you are all keeping well.

Lucan CC at the Higher Options Conference

The 6th year students, accompanied by our guidance department teachers, took the opportunity to explore the many options for further education when they attended the Higher Options conference in the RDS on September 12th.

The students’ feedback on the day was hugely positive, particularly as they approach decision time with their CAO choices over the coming months.

We thank Ms Brooks, Ms O’Gara and Ms McManus for organising this informative day for our 6th year students.

Mental Health Week – Poster Competition

Need a lift? These student wellbeing posters will do the job. Our Career Guidance Department will be awarding prizes after Easter.

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Mental Health Week

Well-being Week poster

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.

1. Connect
2. Be Active
3. Take Notice
4. Keep Learning
5. Give

Thanks to our guidance team for organising this week.
To find out more about positive mental health click here.
Well-being Week poster

Jigsaw Mental Health Talk for Parents/Guardians

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Supporting Positive Mental Health in Teens

A talk for parents given by Jigsaw

7.30-9pm on Monday 23rd March

For Parents/Guardians of Lucan Community College

Organised by Guidance Department

in partnership with parent volunteers

as part of Mental Health Week

in Lucan CC Dining Hall

Tea/Coffee afterwards