Teen Talk an initiative to get teens talking about health and wellbeing.

Photo Credit: Michael O’Sullivan – OSM Photography – Rebecca Cahalane, Kinsale Community School; Joseph Dennehy, Hamilton High School, Bandon; Katie Murphy, Kinsale Community School; Kellie Murphy, Kinsale Community School; and Jack Lucey, Hamilton High School, Bandon, joined Olympic Medalist, Rob Heffernan; Cllr. Declan Hurley, Mayor of Cork County; and Olympian and entrepreneur, Derval O’Rourke (derval.ie), to launch “Teen Talk”, a health and wellbeing conference for Transition Year students from Cork county and city schools, which takes place on May 1st in the Radisson Blu, Little Island.

 

Comprising of over 500 transition year students from around Cork City and County come together on May 1st for a conference with high profile guest speakers Blizzards front man and well known mental health advocate Niall Breslin better known as Bressie and well known TV health specialist Dr. Pixie McKenna.

The event which due to high demand is fully booked and also funded under Healthy Ireland focuses on 4 main areas.

  1. Fitness
  2. Healthy food
  3. Mental health
  4. Health and well-being

MC for the event is former rose Maria Walsh.Mr. Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council added that

Healthy Ireland takes a ‘whole of Government’ and ‘whole of society’ approach to tackling the major lifestyle issues which lead to negative health outcomes. This event is only one of a number of initiatives that CCC are working with under the Healthy Ireland fund, and going forward we would hope to be able to build on these initiatives.

Look out for the green ribbon dubbed ‘see change’ in this month long campaign to end mental health stigma.

Photo Credit: Michael O’Sullivan – OSM Photography – Joseph Dennehy and Jack Lucey from Hamilton High School, Bandon, joined Olympic Medalist, Rob Heffernan; Olympian and entrepreneur, Derval O’Rourke (derval.ie) and Cllr. Declan Hurley, Mayor of Cork County, to launch “Teen Talk”, a health and wellbeing conference for Transition Year students from Cork county and city schools, which takes place on May 1st in the Radisson Blu, Little Island.

 

This May is the beginning of change for mental health among teens.

Talk

Help

Protect

Unity is an ongoing advocate of mental health awareness and wellbeing.