Cycle Against Suicide 2014
You may be one of the lucky ones over the next two weeks to see a stream of bright orange weaving into your town at speed.
Cycle Against Suicide kicks off on Monday, for its second year. It’s back and it’s definitely bigger, with an an estimated 7,500 people taking part in the cycle.
Last year was a huge success, creating a lot of energy in schools and towns around the country, leading to a Students’ Leaders’ Congress in January. The first all-Ireland event of its kind.
Positive mental health projects
A number of schools submitted projects to us for before the congress about looking after your mental health. We also brought our Note to Self campaign for the day too.
Easy as A, B, C
Our very own Nigel O’Callaghan will be on the cycle again this year. Not actually cycling, but talking to all the schools on the route about Cycle Against Suicide’s message; it’s OK to not feel OK and some ReachOut.com advice, ABCs of looking after your mental health.
- A for active. Being socially active, physically active and mentally active
- B for belong. Developing a sense of belonging and joining in with others.
- C for commit. Making a commitment to take up a cause, learn something new, take on a challenge, volunteer or help a neighbour.
Nigel promises to blog from the cycle and let us know how it’s all going, but you can follow the events here.