Presentation Secondary School Presented With Amber Flag

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Students of Presentation Secondary School Tralee with Principal Mary Kennelly, Con O’Connor (Pieta House), David Moran  and representatives from Jigsaw and Pieta House who were invited to raise the Amber Flag in conjunction with Mental Health Week on Thursday.

PRESENTATION Secondary School’s gym was packed on Thursday afternoon as the school accepted the Amber Flag from Pieta House.

Joining staff and the student body in the gym were representatives from Pieta House and Jigsaw Kerry as well as Kerry footballer David Moran.

The Pieta House Amber Flag initiative recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, companies, and groups to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being.

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Once a school is awarded the flag, it is placed in a prominent position outside the school flying at full mast acknowledging the great achievement.

Principal Mary Kennelly spoke to the students about the importance of good mental health and how it was significant that they were receiving the flag on World Mental Health Day.

Other speakers from Pieta House and Jigsaw Kerry gave details of the services they offer and encouraged students to avail of the opportunity to talk to someone if needed.

Principal of Presentation Secondary School Mary Kennelly speaking to students on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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