Global Girls – Mercy College Waterford
Team Name

Global Girls – Mercy College Waterford

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 5 – Mental Health


Digital Experience

School Name

Mercy College, Ozanam Street, Waterford


Ms Dunphy

Team Members
Helena Gater Thi Yen Aylward Tia Kelly Mar Durosier

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

We chose mental health/climate anxiety because it's a huge problem amongst young people today that needs to be addressed. We will create an outlet for people who are struggling with this issue to talk to others with the same concern. People relate to others and hopefully ease anxiety. They can also discuss ways to combat climate change which is a huge topic in conversation and people are interested in helping the earth.

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

From our research we discovered that many people in our school community struggle with climate anxiety. This will help inform but also help combat there anxiety. People don't usually help with this and now we can help them in a new way. We didn't how bad careless people are when it comes to the environment before doing our research.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

Our hero is someone who are struggling with climate anxiety and our hero needs help but while talking to others and relating with others with the same issue. They can hopefully help ease each others anxiety without perfessional help. The challenges they face are worrying about not having a future where the earth is at its breaking point. The reason for this is climate change and our planet deteriorating.

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

To make them feel comfortable and at ease. They can help climate change and bring a positive mindset to other is well. We are constantly flearning about this topic all the time because people talk about having bad anxiety and we think we can help them over come as best we can without taking the burden of there anxiety also.

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

One solution that we are considering is creating a website for people to talk to each other about there concern and make the whole experience feel and validate each other feeling and dismiss there worries. This will help our hero by voicing there concern in a safe environment where they are kept anonymous.

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

Do you have any ideas on how we can improve our Big Idea ?