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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:
- 5 Ways Parents Of Teens Can Assist Career Planning In Senior Cycle Years
- 5 Ways Parents Can Assist Teens With Career Choices
- Questions And Answers
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
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
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
Mental Health Week
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.
Jigsaw Mental Health Talk for Parents/Guardians
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