Confey College was awarded its first Amber Flag at a ceremony in DCU on Tuesday 5th May.

The Amber Flag is awarded in recognition of all the work the school does in promoting positive mental health. Congratulations to the members of the ‘Get Connected’ committee and the Student Council on their hard work which allowed us to get the award.

The AMBER FLAG initiative aims to encourage Schools, Colleges, Clubs, Societies and Organisations to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system and other organisations. It is to enhance the already good work that is going on where mental health is concerned by offering an award.

There is wonderful work going on in schools and clubs etc on an individual basis. What the Amber Flag will do is acknowledge these efforts and unite all schools/clubs/societies/community groups in the promotion of “Positive Mental Health”. It becomes a daily topic of conversation leading to a cultural shift where mental health becomes “The Norm” leading to the breaking down of “Stigma” that is associated with mental health resulting in individuals seeking help sooner, when mental health issues arise.

Click here for more information on The Amber Flag Initiative


Category: Amber Flag , Positive Mental Health , Student Council