Beat the Blues

Beat the Blues

About Beat the Blues

Beat the Blues aims to educate young people about mental health, why it is important and how to care for it. The programmes has been devised by Aware under the guidance and direction of Dr. Claire Hayes, a clinical psychologist, lecturer and author with over 25 years’ experience in assisting people who are coping with difficult life challenges. Beat the Blues complies with Wellbeing in Post Primary Schools: Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention (2013), developed by the Dept. of Education and Skills, the HSE and the Dept. of Health.

Key Points

The programme explores: 

The programme also introduces the Coping Triangle (Hayes 2006, 2011), a useful tool which students can use in everyday situations to help relieve stress and understand what is going on for them. The Coping Triangle is an accessible way of introducing key principles of cognitive behavioural therapy.

How to request the Beat the Blues programme?

If you are a teacher of senior cycle students and would like to request this free programme please click below.

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