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Movember 2022

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of Men’s Health. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Worldwide, one man dies by suicide every minute of the day. These are shocking statistics that motivated us to support the cause.

Over the past two years, our Movember team of Lucan Community College Mo Bros raised over €5,500  for this charity. This is a great reflection on the generosity of our school community. So far this year we have raised over €500.  This years staff team members are Mr. Foley, Mr. Spillane, Mr. Callaghan, Mr. MacGrianra and Mr. O’ Droighneain.
This year, the Sixth Year Prefects and Year Head, Mr Carey, are organising a Moustache Day for students and staff on Friday November 25th to show their support and help raise funds for this worthwhile cause. So please grow, wear, or draw on your Moustache and donate €2 for a worthy cause!

Jigsaw – One Good School

Jigsaw’s One Good School Assembly was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 19th of October. Representatives of our One Good School Team were delighted with the opportunity to attend as we are participating in the One Good School Initiative.  

The initiative aims to develop a shared responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of young people across the whole school community. The event celebrated the great work that has been done so far in participating schools. The theme for the event was ‘Sharing learning and looking forward’. 

There were many influential speakers, including former President of Ireland, Dr. Mary McAleese. She shared her story of how one good adult positively influenced her life when she was a student. There was a very interesting panel discussion where attendees heard from parents, students, teachers and school leaders about their experience of the One Good School Initiative. 

Well-Being Week Plan of Events

Click HERE to see the full list of events in Lucan CC for Well-Being Week.

“Anti-Bullying & Online Safety” Free Webinar

DCU Anti-Bullying Centre and TikTok invite you to attend a free parents webinar entitled “Anti-Bullying & Online Safety – A Parent’s Guide to TikTok” on Tuesday 15th February at 7.00 pm.Click HERE to register.

Reminder:Anti-Bullying and Online Safety Webinar for parents

Dublin City University Anti-Bullying Centre FUSE team will be hosting a FREE parents webinar for all FUSE participating schools.
This will take place on Tuesday, December 14th from 7 pm to 8 pm. 
 You can register  by clicking here

Self-Care Programme for Parents/Guardians

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.

Participants will:

  • 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/

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.

Parents needed for Wellbeing Focus Group

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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.

 

Mental Health Talk for Parents this Tuesday 24th at 7.30pm

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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.

Mind your Mental Health: Feel Good 5 a Day

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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.