Abbey Vocational School Student Develops Mental Health and Well-being Resource for Students

Congratulations to Abbey Vocational School student India Kennedy, who, in her role as the North West Regional Representative of the Irish Second-Level Students Union (ISSU), has developed a mental health and well-being resource for students returning to school in the Covid-19 environment.

The resource, titled ‘How’s Your Head? A Resource for Staying Afloat Post-COVID-19’, contains tips on staying positive and coping with stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement in a COVID world.

It was put together by India and the ISSU, along with input from the Clinical Nurse Specialist Team at West Cork Mental Health Services and SpunOut, as well as support from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office and the ETB National Parents Association (ETBsNPA), the representative body for Parent Associations in ETB schools and centres across Ireland.

Donegal ETB Chairperson and ETBsNPA Vice-President Geoffrey Browne stated that he and the Association were delighted to support this wonderful initiative which is a great example of collaboration between the ISSU and the ETBsNPA for the benefit of young people.

The manual can be accessed here.

Abbey Vocational School Principal Ms Geraldine Diver, India Kennedy and Donegal ETB Chairperson and ETBsNPA Vice-President Mr Geoffrey Browne.