Every October, Pat Courtney has delivered lessons on Bullying to first year students in all the secondary schools in the town and to Youthreach. Arklow Youth Mental Health Week aims to provide education and information on many issues relating to Mental Health, help reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking behaviour. The week provides a broad and varied schedule of events aimed at young people aged 12-18 years within the five secondary school settings ion Arklow.
Every year there are workshops on topics from Eating and Positive Body Image, Bullying, Coping with Suicide and others. The week is organised through the collaboration of a committee which incudes: HSE Arklow Primary Care Clinical Psychology Team, Arklow Local Education Committee, East Wicklow Youth Service, Arklow Mental Health Association, Arklow Community Policing Unit, Mental Health Ireland, Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Arklow Springboard.
Pat delivered lessons on bullying to 1st Year students in:
- Arklow Community College
- CBS Arklow
- St. Mary’s College
- Gaelcholaiste na Mara
- Arklow Youtreach