Tomorrow (Thursday, April 30), Cycle Against Suicide returns to County Leitrim with a stop in Ballinamore Community School for the lunchtime stop as the peloton moves from Enniskillen to Longford, writes Breifne Earley.
The anchor School will welcome around 1,000 expected cyclists for a mental health event comprising of presentations, videos, music, celebrity speakers and an exhibition of local mental health services during the stop.
The impact of this type of activity will be powerful and far reaching, not just in the school, but also in the community at large.
It gets the conversation around mental health going in the community and shows the support services that are available to those that need them. It’s about encouraging people to know it’s absolutely ok to ask for help.
The 2015 Cycle, which started in Belfast on Monday will visit locations all over the island of Ireland with informative and energetic events hosted at various anchor schools and venues along the journey.
Taking in such notable locations as Malin Head and Mizen Head and climbing over Moll’s Gap and the Caha Pass before reaching the finish line in Dublin on May 10.
It is expected that thousands of people will take to the highways and byways of Ireland in the by now very recognisable orange jersey to help create the discussion about mental health, depression and suicide awareness.
Further information on Cycle Against Suicide on www.cycleagainstsuicide.com, where you can still register for some or all of the remaining days of the event.