The wellbeing of our staff and students of Creagh College is of the utmost importance to us. It is at the core of the work that we do in our school. We believe wellbeing is a foundation for learning and personal growth and development and something we strive to foster in our staff and students alike.
‘Student wellbeing is present when students realise their abilities, take care of their physical wellbeing, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and have a sense of purpose and belonging to a wider community’, (NCCA Guidelines for Wellbeing 2018).
At Creagh College, we aim to enable every student to flourish, to be the best they can be. Human flourishing is based on the five pillars. These are Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment (PERMA).
There is no denying we are currently experiencing tough times, we may not be physically together but we are still connecting daily. We are continuing to support and encourage our staff and students to get their 5-a-day.
Remember please take care, mind each other and know that we are all in this together and we will get through this – one day at a time.
Keeping Children and Young People well during Covid-19
The Department of Education and Skills’ NEPS psychologists have developed advice and some resources for young people to manage and stay well when schools are closed.
NEPS psychologists have developed guidance for parents supporting children to create new routines at home. Having a Plan for the Day is key for children/young people to manage and stay well at this time.
NEPS psychologists have developed advice for parents and schools on talking to children and young people about Covid-19 here.
Successful Transition to College or University
"A practical way to ground oneself, when feeling overwhelmed or stressed"
Tara Audrey is a Counselling Psychologist, working in South East Community Healthcare’s Primary Care services in Wexford.
In this 80 second clip, Tara highlights a quick, easy and practical way to ground oneself when feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
The message is that it’s worth taking a few minutes to be more so in the present for the remainder of your day
Websites for information around Wellbeing:
Spunout - www.spunout.ie
Mental Health Ireland - www.mentalhealthireland.ie
Head Space Gorey - www.headspacegorey.ie
SOAR Foundation IRE - https://www.youtube.com/user/soarirelandvideos/videos
Stress Control - https://stresscontrol.org/
The programme is for adults, but under 18 year olds are encouraged to participate with their parents. It may be a useful programme for Leaving Certificate students and/or their parents to access for support at this time.
More details can be found here: https://stresscontrol.org/ and the link to the YouTube introductory video is here:
Local services for young people (Click here to view)
Samaritans: Call free from any phone day or night 116 123
Text 087 260 9090 Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pieta House Wexford. 14 Francis Street. Y35 Y427 Phone 053 9122787
Crisis Helpline open 24/7 Call Free on 1800 247 247 Text Help to 51444
Wellbeing and Physical Activity
YogaHome - In these strange times it can be difficult to get motivated. Exercise is key to feeling good and staying positive. YogaHome have put together some short yoga sessions on YouTube. Please see the video for a yoga core class.