Team Psychology – New Cross College
Team Name

Team Psychology – New Cross College

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 5 – Mental Health



School Name

New Cross College, Finglas, Dublin 11


Mrs Maher

Team Members
Ruggerio Demi Esther JJ

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

As a team, we chose to focus on this challenge because we think Mental Health is not given as much attention as it should. It is a topic we are all interested in and might have a big idea for. We think this topic is taken lightly but we think it has so much capability of harming person or even making them to commit suicide. This simple word is the cause of so many suicides and we are trying to find a way to help people survive it.

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

During the research for the big our team found loads of new information and facts. As we researched about mental health problems, we noticed that the percentages of male’s suicide are more than double of the women’s ones, as a matter of facts referring to the “central statistics office” based on a standardized figure per 100,000 population there are 17.6 male suicide and 4.7 female suicide. So, we concluded that as women are suffering for a lot of oppression male have mental health problem as well but for distinct reasons.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

We have learnt that Harry needs help pulling himself together. Some people who suffer like Harry James may find it hard to bounce back from their problems and need ways to cope in healthy ways. He needs to find people who are willing to help him solve his issues and will be there every step of the way. He needs help learning how to be resilient and finding ways to improve how he is living. Harry must act to better his way of living and his relationships amongst others.

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

I would improve his resources around him. Resources that could help him get his life back together and help form new connections that will make him feel better about his life and the value of life. Mental Health programmes which would help him get in the right mindset to gain more opportunities. Such as getting a job which would help him with rent for his house etc. He could be provided with a service that could help him cope with his problems like being divorced and coming to terms with his problems.

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

We are looking for a service/ place that provides our hero with the help they need like a psychologist. Our service will help with both physical, mental, and financial problems. The psychologist will help with their problems, and they will do this by having connections with several divisions who will help government run organizations (jobs, insurance companies.

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

Do you think that this idea is realistic and can become reality? If yes, how, and if not, why?