A team of student leaders in Schull Community College are hard at work preparing for "Cycle Against Suicide". The "Cycle Against Suicide" is a two week cycle around Ireland which aims to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anybody battling depression, self harm, risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
This year the route will bring approximately 500 cyclists to West Cork. Schull Community College is delighted to be an anchor school for such a worthy cause. On Tuesday 5th May the cyclists will stop for lunch in the college where a big mental health event of student performances, music, guest speakers and local support groups will take place. While the student leaders are preparing for this great event, the parents association and local community groups are ensuring a warm welcome by providing lunch for over 500 cyclists. Anchor schools are a key part of "Cycle Against Suicide" as it aims to reach all children and young adults with the message “It’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.