A call for caterers to feed the cyclists showed an amazing generosity
Amanda Fennelly was in studio to talk about the amazing reaction to the Cycle Against Suicide in its first week and what happened over the weekend with the cycle. There was an amazing reception in Scoil Muire in Ennis and in Galway City and some great camaraderie at the half way party in the Radisson in Galway.
Amanda Fennelly was in Tralee where the cyclists were about to arrive for another Positive Mental Health presentation. Colm also spoke to Bressie who was a speaker at the presentation and Amanda spoke about the speech of Fionnbar Walsh; father of terminally ill 16 year old Donal Walsh. Donal is 16 and fromTralee and has terminal Cancer, he has bravely called on other teenagers to appreciate their own lives
Here is a video of some of the action from the first day of the Cycle Against Suicide as the cyclists prepared to head off from RTE.
Yesterday the Cycle Against Suicide got underway and hundreds of cyclists set-off from RTE
Over the course of the next couple of weeks on the cycle Positive Mental Health Workshops will be happening in schools around the country. Today on the show we gave a glimpse in to the kind of talk that happens at the workshops, with a listen in to a workshop that happened here in the Radio Centre a couple of weeks ago. Show Reporter Amanda Fennelly was in studio to talk about how we invited Transition Year Students from all around the country to RTE to record a Positive Health Workshop. Theidea of these workshops is to build positive mental health coping skills be providing tools, techniques and confidence. The sessions we did a couple of weeks ago consisted of four speakers and a Q and A session with the students. The speakers were Caroline McGuigan; a qualified psychotherapist and founder of ‘Suicide of Survive’, Robert Carley; a motivational business consultant and father of five, Nigel O’Callaghan; Community Engagement Officer for Reachout.com and Shane Martin; a psychologist who is dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology
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Today after 12 o'clock The Heathers were in studio to perform the song which is the anthem for the Cycle Against Suicide; ‘Forget Me Nots’, as well as their new single ‘Gather-Up’ – They also spoke about how they are happy to be involved with this initiative and the meaning behind the song of The Cycle. Listen back to the programme to hear the live tracks.