Cycle Against Suicide 2019

Cycle Against Suicide

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Cycle against Suicide is a National Charity that strives to break down the barriers around Mental Health Illness and strives to increase awareness of the supports and treatments that are available to empower those affected.

Their leading awareness campaign is their annual cycle . This years cycle took place from April 27th to May 6th. As part of this years campaign, Coláiste Treasa were delighted to host their lunchtime stop on Thursday May 6th.

Ten Students and two staff members joined the peloton in Rathmore and cycled with them into Kanturk.

On arrival in the school , refreshments were served, after which various speakers spoke to the different student groups. Huge thanks to Elber Twomey, who spoke so movingly to the students about her story.

There was a great atmosphere, with music and dance, and the students found it to be a very positive experience.

The cycle promotes a key message:

“ It’s ok not to feel ok; and its absolutely ok to ask for help”

This was certainly achieved on the day.

Thanks to all the local  businesses and parents who contributed refreshments, thanks also to the local Mental Health Organisations who attended on the day and to Danny Curtin for his help with the cyclists.