Slogans aim to inspire

These are some of the posters that have been designed by four Dundalk students who are raising awareness about mental health.

These are some of the posters that have been designed by four Dundalk students who are raising awareness about mental health.

The eye-catching, cheerful yellow and orange posters feature a variety of slogans to soothe the soul.

The slogans include “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain”, and “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”.

The other slogans are “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while so that we can see life with a clearer view again”, and “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet”.

The four Dundalk Grammar School students are planning to put up 20 signs around the town in a bid to inspire and motivate people.

The Transition Year students behind the ‘Be Happy’ campaign are Ferdia Hayes from Mullagh, Co Cavan; Mina Iskander from Dundalk; Ciara Cousins from Ardee; and Alex Simpson from Kentstown, Co Meath.

They are among 50 people to have been selected to take part in the O2 Think Big campaign.

The project aims to encourage young people aged between 13 and 25 to start a project which will improve their community.

The project is also linked with Headstrong, a registered Irish charity that helps young people meet their mental health needs.