Pieta Amber Flag Ceremony
13th December 2020
The Pieta Amber Flag Initiative recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level institutions, community groups, clubs and companies to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being.
The Pieta Amber Flag initiative enables schools and youth groups across the country to raise awareness of the stigmas which exist in their environments, and the stressors on the mental and emotional wellbeing of those within them.
To be awarded the Pieta Amber Flag, applicant groups must host a mental health awareness event, a fundraiser, and a mental health initiative. The programme encourages teamwork and student contributions and works with school guidance counsellors to include a peer-support element.
Pieta House is a group that is very close to our hearts here in Castlepollard Community College.
Over the past year, we have worked diligently as a school community to promote our mental health initiatives.
We are extremely proud of everyone in our school who has helped us to achieve our goal of being awarded our first Amber Flag from Pieta House.
Pieta provide free counselling to those with suicidal ideation, those engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Please contact Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444.