23 Oct Non-uniform Day for Pieta House
Friday 27th October will be a non-uniform day in Coláiste Éanna. The Student Council have asked for a minimum contribution of €2 and funds collected will go to Pieta House. Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. As in previous years, 6th Year students are encouraged to dress in “fancy dress” for Halloween.
Pieta House opened its doors a decade ago with Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years we have seen and helped over 30,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established thirteen subsequent centres across Ireland. From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service hasn’t let up. To that end, in 2016 alone, almost 6,000 people came through our doors suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling.