Su­per Sun­day sup­ports men­tal health event

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

The Chris­tian Com­mu­nity Church, Ark­low showed sup­port for the up­com­ing Ark­low Youth Men­tal Health Week at its re­cent Su­per Sun­day event.

The reg­u­lar outreach com­mu­nity event takes place ev­ery month when the Church in­vites lo­cal com­mu­nity group and char­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tives to at­tend a ser­vice and share in­for­ma­tion about the work they do.

Ark­low Youth Men­tal Health Week rep­re­sen­ta­tives Hilary Sharpe and Bar­bara Duffy at­tended Su­per Sun­day and were pre­sented with a cheque to­wards the run­ning of the week-long event from Pas­tor Solomon Aroboto.

Aimed at pro­mot­ing pos­i­tive men­tal health amongst young peo­ple, Ark­low Youth Men­tal Health week, which is cur­rently un­der way in­cludes all the sec­ond level pupils in Ark­low and hosts a num­ber of ex­cit­ing events in­clud­ing work­shops and talks for stu­dents and par­ents.

Each year group will ben­e­fit from event ex­plor­ing top­ics from Pro­mot­ing Pos­i­tive Men­tal Health, Eat­ing and Pos­i­tive Body Im­age, Drug and Al­co­hol Aware­ness to Cop­ing with Sui­cide, the Ben­e­fits of Phys­i­cal Ex­er­cise, the Tack­ling you Feel­ings Pro­gramme, Tai Chi and Mu­sic.

The week, which is now in its ninth year, will con­clude with The Big Sing at St Mary’s Col­lege, Ark­low on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The open­ing cer­e­mony took place at Ark­low Li­brary, yes­ter­day, Tues­day and this event also served as the launch of the Power of Words Bi­b­lio­ther­apy and Par­ent Talk.

Hilary Sharpe, Bar­bara Duffy and Solomon Aroboto.

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