Schools set to connect on mental health

Portlaoise plays hosts to two initiatives during Laois Connects Mental Health week with students in mind.

Portlaoise plays hosts to two initiatives during Laois Connects Mental Health week with students in mind.

On Tuesday, October 1 Portlaoise library hosts and event based best selling author and motivational speaker Nicholas Oiboh.

The morning event is called The Secrets of Academic Giants - how to improve learning and self development for teenagers.

The talk will outline how teens can improve their study techniques but also work on their confidence and self-development.

Meanwhile, the Crosstheline a project developed by four students of Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise will be delivered in Mountmellick Community School.

The Transition Year project is based on peer-to-peer youth mental health awareness and was created to help other students let go of their fears and worries and develop skills to move on from stressful situations.