Education Programme

In every society education is the means of informing, improving, expanding ideas and action.

That's why it seems natural to start the roll out of our #depressionhurts project by first inviting teachers and students to participate.

Students and Teachers are our best ambassadors in creating change in attitude and removing the stigma surrounding depression and suicide.

Today's Students are The Communication Generation, we all hear the messages they communicate through Text, Facebook, Twitter, Phone calls and more.

If you're reading this as a student, parent or educator - you, your friends, your family can be affected by depression or suicide, 1 in 4 of the Irish population are!

We're writing to schools across Ireland in May 2012 asking Teachers to dedicate one lesson to #depressionhurts education project

Help us inform about depression and prevent suicide by changing attitudes and removing stigma.

Thank you,

Norah Bohan, Alan Lavender, April 2012



student guide

helpful hints (including cut-out-and-keep card)

teacher guide

Award of Merit, Best Shorts Competition 2012

When you've watched the video (top right) in class, the other links for you to use are just below it.

Any questions please contact us:


#depressionhurts facebook
#depressionhurts youtube
#depressionhurts twitter