Wellbeing

2017-2018

After a tremendously successful year last year, the Wellbeing Committee are back with a plan for the new Academic Year. Thanks to all the teachers who have volunteered to be part of this year’s Committee!

We are delighted to let you know that we have 22 Wellbeing mentors, three for each year group and three for staff. Wellbeing Mentors promote positive wellbeing within a year group, organise one key event with their group and plan one day during wellbeing week. In addition, we have three Wellbeing Anchors who are responsible for promoting Whole School Wellbeing, coordinating the running of initiatives and supporting wellbeing mentors (missing from photo Ms. Orohoe, Ms. Peat and Ms. Carr)

We would like to thank the Parents’ Council for providing us with the funds to buy the hoodies, which I am sure you will agree look fantastic and remind our school community that we are a school that is concerned about the wellbeing of our students and staff. We look forward to a jam-packed year of events as we strive forward with our wellbeing initiatives.

2016-2017

In May 2017, Donabate Community College were rewarded for their efforts to promote positive wellbeing by ‘Walk in My Shoes’.

We would like to thank students, staff, parents and members of the wider community who got so involved in our initiatives last year and we look forward to the future!

Our Wellbeing initiative started back in September 2016 and was inspired by a conversation with four TY students, while on their way to Jigsaw in Balbriggan to start training to become Jigsaw Mental Health Mentors. On this short journey they spoke about how teenagers across Ireland struggle with mental health issues in silence and how mental health needs to be normalised and that it is important that teenagers need to learn more about how they can look after their mental health.  We felt here at Donabate CC we could this!

The idea very quickly grow legs and so many teachers felt passionate about the issue of mental health and got on board. It was decided that we would form a wellbeing committee under the leadership of two wellbeing anchors. Many teachers joined our wellbeing committee, some became wellbeing mentors, looking after the wellbeing of individual year groups and some even starred in our Mental Health videos.

The Wellbeing Committee 2016-17 and students of Donabate Community College worked tirelessly to promote the five ways to wellbeing. You can read all about their work in 2016-17 here - Wellbeing 2016-17

Time to Talk: 

Wellbeing Mural:

Breaking a World Record: