The Amber Flag is a Well-being Initiative. Its aim is to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being. In St. Laurence’s, we place a huge emphasis on well-being and we want to celebrate this by flying the Amber flag at the front of our school. This will enable us to raise everyone’s awareness of the importance of looking after your mental health, especially our students and that they feel more comfortable seeking help and advice should they experience any difficulties. Indeed, our main aim is to give them the knowledge how to safe-guard their mental health.
Our wish is encapsulated nicely in an N.C.C.A Junior Cycle teaching of Well-being quote, ‘Student wellbeing is present when students realise their abilities, take care of their physical wellbeing, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and have a sense of purpose and belonging to a wider community’.