A Donegal secondary school has been presented with a prestigious award for its promotion of positive mental health

Errigal College in Letterkenny was awarded the status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of their fulfilment of the Five Gears, and their exceptional commitment to the promotion of positive mental health.

The award was presented at the annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Schools’ Awards ceremony held at the honourable society of King’s Inns, Dublin.

Errigal College was represented at the event by Link teacher David McHale and students Gustavs Kagis and Natasha Montgomery, who understandably were very proud of their achievements.

Speaking at the event, David said: “The Ambassador Schools’ Awards ceremony was a great day. It’s wonderful to attend such a positive event, and have the efforts of the students recognised. Our participation in the Ambassador Schools’ Programme has had an enormously positive impact on our school community, fostered a school-wide approach to the promotion of positive mental health, and provided incredible opportunities for student leadership.”

The awards recognise the immense efforts of 99 schools around the island of Ireland who have completed the Ambassador Schools’ Programme, and became actively involved in mental health promotion.

Photo shows Errigal College students Gustavs Kagis and Natasha Montgomery receiving the Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Schools’ Award from Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee.

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