Relaxation room to destress pupils
Published 15/03/2016 | 02:30
The school year is turning the corner into its most stressful phase. But one school, St Dominic's Secondary in Ballyfermot in Dublin, has come up with a novel idea to soothe the nerves of not just its pupils, but its staff: on Wednesday, it will open its multisensory room.
Devised by the health-promoting schools team, it aims to offer the opportunity of complete relaxation and access to sensory stimulation. The room is for people of all ages and abilities.
A multisensory room provides stimulation of the human senses, promotes intellectual activity and provides a space of escapism, control and choice for users.
Rugby pundit and mental health advocate Brent Hope will formally open the room, which promises to improve the mental health and well-being of those who use it.
Health & Living