Foyle College to host Mental Health Event for Cycle Against Suicid e
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Foyle College is delighted to be named as Northern Ireland Anchor School for the 2015 Cycle Against Suicide. The Cycle starts in Belfast on Monday, 27th April and covers the entire island of Ireland for two weeks before finishing in Dublin on Sunday, May 10th.
Foyle Collegewill welcome a few hundred cyclists on the evening of Tuesday 28th April and local families will host the cyclists overnight. Foyle College, together with Cycle Against Suicide, will organise a mental health event on the following morning, with presentations, videos, music, celebrity speakers and an exhibition of local mental health services. The Cycle will then make its way to Omagh for the afternoon stop before arriving in Eniskillen that evening.
Sandra O' Connell, the Link teacher for Foyle College said: “Our school is delighted to host this important event and welcome the cyclists to our City. The impact of this type of event is powerful and far reaching, not just in our schools, but also in the community at large. It encourages conversations around mental health and highlights the support services that are available to those in need of them.”