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Young given insight into life after school


Michelle and Chloe Murphy from Ballymurn at the Credit Union’s What Next event

Michelle and Chloe Murphy from Ballymurn at the Credit Union’s What Next event

Michelle and Chloe Murphy from Ballymurn at the Credit Union’s What Next event

Enniscorthy Credit Union was involved in organising a wellbeing event recently in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford, specifically for Fifth and Sixth Year students.

The 'What Next?' event was organised in conjunction with Wexford Credit Union.

A spokesperson for Enniscorthy Credit Union told this newspaper: 'The ethos of the night promoted well-being among students while providing real-life examples of what to expect from life after school and how to achieve real success.'

The event featured an impressive line-up of speakers and the spokesperson said they achieved the ultimate goal of educating the students who attended in the areas they felt were most important in terms of considering their next step after school.

The night ended on a high note with one student, Jonathan Breen, walking away with a brand-new iPhone 11, while 10 others won cash prizes.

Among the guest speakers on the night were Darren Malone, Vice-President for the Southern Region with the Union of Students Ireland (USI)

He represents over 60,000 students on social and academic issues in addition to working with students' unions across the country.

During his time as Welfare Officer, Mr Malone worked with hundreds of students on issues relating to accommodation, finances, mental health, and equality issues, and he spoke on those topics at the event.

Another speaker was Ellen Hogan who is an Internationally sought-after bio-energy specialist,nutritional therapist, naturopath, plant-based chef, and motivational speaker.

Having experienced a life-threatening battle with ME, she has studied with health leaders all over the world.

She spoke of about health issues and highlighted ways that people can change in the way they look at their bodies,food, lives, health, and happiness.

Niall Ó Muirí, a retired mental health nurse who is also a board member of Wexford Mental Health Association, spoke about mental health awareness.

Enniscorthy based Seamus Whitney, who is founder of Whitney Career Guidance, talked about personal development and career decisions.

The organisers were delighted with the success of the event and they thanked the speakers for providing very important advice to the students.

Enniscorthy Guardian