Raising AWAREness of mental health in schools
On Tuesday 24 July, the Education team and Marketing, Research and Communication team were delighted to welcome staff from AWARE to CSSC to learn about the education programmes they offer in schools.
AWARE is the only charity working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder in Northern Ireland.
CSSC staff heard about the ‘Mood Matters’ and ‘Living Life to the Full’ programmes available for post-primary pupils aged 14-18, ‘Paws B’ for primary school pupils aged seven to 11 and the work AWARE do with teachers, communities and families.
All of the programmes aim to give children and young people the skills and knowledge to build resilience and help to maintain good mental health.