Pieta Amber Flag Award for Villiers!

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Villiers School is delighted to have been awarded the Pieta Amber Flag for 2023-2024.

This initiative recognises the individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support the mental well-being of schools in Ireland. 

As part of this award, the Amber Flag committee, led by teachers Aislinn Dillon, Jess Warde and Emma Rea, organised monthly ‘Feel Good Friday’ events in school and a Wellness Week held in early April. This week focused on promoting movement and positivity, and included yoga, mindfulness activities and a pancake morning in aid of Pieta. Transition Year Leadership and Social & Health students also led wellbeing sessions with Junior Cycle classes during this week.

Mindfulness and yoga sessions were also introduced to the boarding community this year, while many students also participated in the school running club, with an early morning session and an afternoon session available to choose from.

About Pieta’s Amber Flag

Pieta’s Amber Flag initiative celebrates communities that create healthy, supportive, and inclusive environments by promoting mental well-being. The initiative is open to primary and secondary schools, Youthreach, third-level, further education and training centres, clubs and other organisations. By taking part in the Amber Flag:

  • You’re committing to creating a safer space for everyone to express themselves, seek help, and support each other.
  • You can empower other people to prioritise their mental health, to overcome challenges, and build resilience.
  • You can break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Find out more here!