Causeway Comprehensive school has received the coveted Pieta Amber Flag for promoting positive mental health and well-being among its students. This achievement is a testament to the school’s efforts in prioritizing the mental health and wellness of their students.
The Pieta Amber Flag initiative is a program that recognizes schools across Ireland that promote positive mental health and well-being. The Amber Flag is awarded to schools that demonstrate exceptional efforts in creating a positive, supportive, and inclusive school environment that prioritizes mental health and well-being.
The staff and students of Causeway Comprehensive school have worked tirelessly to create a school environment that prioritises mental health and well-being. Ms Ruta Kanisauskaite who piloted the program stated, “the school has implemented a range of initiatives. These have included so far, mental health and well-being workshops, mindfulness practices, and peer support programs”. She continued by saying, “the school’s approach to mental health and well-being is holistic, recognizing that good mental health is not just about treating mental illness but also about promoting overall well-being”. The school has worked to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, including those who may be struggling with mental health issues.
Receiving the Pieta Amber Flag is a significant achievement for Causeway Comprehensive Secondary school. It is a recognition of the school’s ongoing commitment to promoting positive mental health and well-being among its students.
Principal Cathal Fitzgerald stated, “the Pieta Amber Flag is a symbol of the school’s dedication to creating a supportive and inclusive school environment”. He continued by saying, “it sends a message to students, staff, and the wider community that mental health and well-being are a priority at Causeway Comprehensive school”. He continued by saying that, “the staff and students in the school can take pride in this achievement, knowing that they have made a positive difference in the lives of their students. The Pieta Amber Flag is a well-deserved recognition of the school’s efforts in promoting positive mental health and well-being, and it is a testament to the school’s ongoing commitment to its students’ welfare.