Amber Flag Committee

Broombridge ETNS aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in our school by developing our children’s emotional literacy and facilitating a safe space for open and honest conversation about their emotions.

What is the Amber Flag?

The Amber Flag initiative is an initiative run by Pieta House which recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level institutions, community groups, clubs and companies to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing.

We are calling upon the wider school community to endorse positive mental health and wellbeing. If any parents are willing to share their skills and talents with us in terms of music, meditation, mindfulness, fitness, healthy eating, art, etc. please get in touch.

We will be documenting all of our hard work on this page. There is also a school newsletter where you will see all of the wonderful wellbeing work that is being completed in our school.

Meet the ‘Wellbeing Warriors’: In order to achieve the Amber Flag, we needed a dedicated group of
individuals who would be part of our ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ team. We held a school wide election
whereby two candidates from each class were elected to represent their class’ views and suggestions.

Wellbeing Warriors

1st Class: Kayleigh & Rose, Niamh & Rehan
2nd Class: Iarla & Elliott, Alex & Thibault
3rd Class: Julia & Harper, Fionn & Niamh
4th Class: Helen & Oscar, Rachel & Emily
5th Class: CJ & Parker
6th Class: Justin & Amber

Staff Representatives

Shannon W

Our Goals: Throughout the year, our school, with the help of our committee, will complete a series of
steps to achieve our goal which include:

  1. Creating Amber Flag notice boards in the school, promoting positive mental health strategies.
  2. Hold a fundraising event for Pieta House and a Wellbeing Week to promote positive mental
    health in our school.
  3. To hold a ‘Design a Poster’ competition within the school to raise awareness of positive mental
    health strategies.