In Bray, there are a number of simple actions being currently implemented across the town to help drive a message of ‘Unity in the community’ during these uncertain and challenging times. One of these actions includes the installation of temporary ground graphics showcasing ‘Positivity Stones’ which aims to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
The first positivity stones were added to Bray beach during Connect Ballywaltrim’s 24 Hour Youth Marathon last summer which was hosted by Connect Bray Neighbourhood Youth Project.
Adam Burke, from the Connect Bray Neighbourhood Youth Project said, ‘This new local mental health and wellbeing campaign will brighten up Bray with inspiring words and aims to encourage good positive vibes within the community during this difficult time.’
The initiative is supported by Connect Bray Neighbourhood Youth Project, Be Well Bray, Comhairle na nÓg, Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie.
Councillor Anne Ferris, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said, ‘The new ground graphic installations are currently being installed and can be seen throughout some of the main public spaces around the town.’
Infectious disease pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19) can be worrying. This can affect your mental health but there’s lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing, stay active and stay connected via bray.ie/covid19updates/. If you need to talk to someone right now, please free call the Samaritans on 116 123.
Connect Bray Neighbourhood Youth Project is an amalgamation of three previously separate youth projects: Little Bray, Oldcourt and Ballywaltrim. Positive mental health, youth visibility and young people’s active participation in their community underpin the youth work across all three Connect BNYP centres.
Be Well Bray is a group of young people promoting a practical and positive outlook within youth mental health.
Comhairle na nÓg are child and youth councils in the 31 local authorities of the country, which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.
Other ‘Unity in the community’ initiatives include:
- Temporary public signage to help pedestrians observe social distancing rules throughout the major public spaces in the town.
- ‘Unity in our community’ flags are flying high on the seafront to show a symbol of local strength, unity and pride.
COVID-19 information hubs
The dedicated COVID-19 information hubs aim is to help connect local businesses with customers, share some practical hints, tips, supports and links to help our town and community bounce back.
The hubs can be accessed via bray.ie:
- Covid-19 updates: https://www.bray.ie/covid19updates/
- Shop Local First: https://www.bray.ie/shoplocalfirst/
- Information hub for businesses: https://www.bray.ie/covid-19-information-hub-for-business/
The ‘Unity in our community’ and ‘Bray bouncing back’ campaigns are supported by Bray Chamber, Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie. Bray.ie is a trading name of Bray Tourism.
Join the conversation – Campaign hashtags are #Bray #UnityInOurCommunity #BrayBouncingBack #ShopLocalFirst