Cycle Against Suicide to visit Roscommon

Roscommon town will be a lunchtime stop for this year’s Cycle Against Suicide, being held on Sunday, May 1st at 1.15 pm.

  The town will welcome approximately 1,000 cyclists for lunch and together with the charity will organise a mental health event.

  The event will include presentations, videos, music, celebrity speakers and an exhibition of local mental health services before the cycle makes its way to Ballinasloe, where it will stop overnight.

  Cycle Against Suicide founder, Jim Breen said: “This is the fourth year of the Cycle Against Suicide and we’re blown away by the phenomenal response from the schools involved in the cycle. These schools are critical in helping us spread the message that ‘It’s okay not to feel okay; and it’s absolutely okay to ask for help.’

  “Each year over the two weeks of our annual cycle, we give presentations in schools and communities all around the island of Ireland, and we witness how hugely responsive students are to that message. We also see the value students place on their own mental wellbeing, and that of their friends and families.”

  For further information or to volunteer, please contact, Doreen Conlon on 086-8196062 or Emma Dempsey on 087-7604994 or log onto www.cycleagainstsuicide.com.