CATS – Meanscoil San Nioclas
Team Name

CATS – Meanscoil San Nioclas

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 5 – Mental Health



School Name

Meánscoil San Nioclás, Rinn, Co Port Lairge


Sinéad ní Fhathaigh

Team Members
Séadhna de Paor ní Fhaoláin Caitlin ní Fhaoláin Alannah ní Laocha Tomás ó Crotaigh

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

It has become a big problem in Ireland and around the globe, in particular our generation.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We didn’t realise how many different types of mental health problems there are and the challenges people face in their daily life. We now know there are many aspects to do with mental health.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

She has postpartum depression and is struggling with finance living with her new child. We know a lot more information on postpartum depression.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

Have affordable and effective childcare available to Marlene. Have support available to her.

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

One solution we are considering is a building dedicated to helping women with postpartum depression. In the building we want to have support groups, affordable childcare and a medical development centre with clinical trials. This will help Marlene with understanding her mental health problem and receiving help for it. The childcare will be an enormous help also.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

Any informative input to make our big idea an original and creative one?