Mental Health awareness is from 10th to the 14th of October this year. As you know we ran Funky Shoes last year to raise awareness among the school community in relation to Mental Health. Alongside running Funky Shoes Day this year (14th October) we have been invited to take part in A Mindfulness Event for a half an hour on Monday the 10th of October to try to break the Guiness World Record. Not only that but we have also been invited to be one of the 5 schools in Ireland to be included in the ‘official count for the Guinness World Record for our Mindfulness lesson.
This will involve 5 of our staff and 7 of our children being interviewed by TV AM on Monday the 3rd of October – in Thornleigh- to let them know how we raise awareness of Mental Health in our school.
Please tune in to TV AM on Monday 10th of October from 8.30 onwards to watch this excellent event in raising awareness of mental health. We all demonstrate the effectiveness of mindfulness. There are many reputable studies to show that mindfulness is effective in reducing levels of stress, anxiety, depression, anger and worry. People who practice mindfulness on a regular basis have been found to be better able to regulate their sense of wellbeing due to greater emotional awareness, understanding and acceptance.
We look forward to being involved in such a worthwhile and worthy cause.
Paula Carolan – Príomhoide and staff of Thornleigh