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The Tackle Your Feelings Schools programme will be a classroom-based programme, centred on the use of the bespoke TYF Schools App.


Students will be guided through relevant resources where they will complete tasks and exercises designed to make them more aware and knowledgeable about their own mental health and wellbeing. The app has been designed in a linear format, where the sections will build on the previous one, with specific exercises and tasks built in to enable the students to Take Control of their own wellbeing. When one section is complete, the next will unlock allowing the students and teachers to progress through the programme.

There are also some key features in the school’s app like the player videos and a custom designed game.


Eimear Considine

Eimear was born in Kilmihil, Co. Clare and works as a teacher. Eimear made her debut for Munster in December 2016. Kilmihil’s Considine has also lined out for the Irish Sevens that missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A former dual player for the Clare camogie and ladies football teams, Eimear has only been playing rugby for over a year now. She’s made her mark on the sport and is also lining out with UL Bohemians who have eleven representatives included in the matchday twenty-three. Eimear is one of our most involved school ambassadors for TYF and is working to encourage people to look after themselves and take control of their mental health.


James Lowe

James Lowe is a fun-loving Kiwi who arrived in Ireland in 2017. James quickly endeared himself to the Irish rugby faithful through a series of energetic performances, characterised by the unrelenting smile across his face. During his time with Leinster the province has won the Pro 14 twice, in 2018 & 2019, and the European Cup in 2018. It has been a dream start to his new life in Dublin for Lowe. James’s distinguished rugby career boasts of caps for the Super Rugby club The Chiefs and the renowned Maori All Blacks. His enthusiasm for the game can be seen every time he runs out on the pitch making him a firm fan favourite.
As a TYF ambassador, James is an advocate for gaining perspective & trying to find a positive in every situation. He encourages people to stop and take a step back from the tough times to help gain perspective of the overall picture. Using this method has helped him to really appreciate the positives even when he is finding a situation challenging.


Darren Cave

A real attacking talent, Cave was another young player who has come up through the Ulster Academy system and upgraded his development contract to a full contract with Ulster ahead of the start of the 2008–09 season. He is a strong runner and tackling centre who has made a rapid progression at international level, having helped Ireland win the Grand Slam during 2007 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, starred in Ireland's Rugby World Cup Sevens qualification and he has represented Ireland 'A' as they won the 2009 Churchill Cup.

As a returning TYF ambassador, Darren is an advocate for making conversations about mental wellbeing a normal part of everyday life. He encourages people to stop and take a step back to get some perspective in order to focus on the how fortunate you are and all the good things in your life. This has helped him to move on from his regrets and focus on his mental wellbeing.


Meet some of our school app ambassadors.

Josh Wycherly
Dylan Tierney
Sean French
Conor Kenny
Ryan Baird
Adam McBurney
Vakh Abdaladze
Eimear Considine
Stuart McCloskey


Choose from the tests below to see how you are doing when it comes to various areas of your mental well-being. By maintaining an awareness of different aspects of your well-being, you can Take Control, and with the help of our resources, start realising your full potential and become the best version of yourself.

  • Wellbeing
    The Wellbeing Indicator is a tool to help you keep track of your mental wellbeing. To get your wellbeing score, read through the statements and click on part of the scale that best describes your thoughts and feelings over the last while. Your latest score will be shown on your dashboard at all times. You can retake the test at any time.
  • Happiness
    The happiness scale is a 4-item scale designed to measure subjective happiness. The test is completed by finishing each of the sentence fragments using part of the scale which most represents how you feel.
  • WHO 5 Quick Test
    The World Health Organisation- Five Well-Being Index (WHO-5) is a short self-reported measure of current mental wellbeing.
  • Stress
    The perceived stress test was developed to measure the degree to which life situations are perceived as stressful. Psychological stress is defined as the extent to which your perceived demands exceed your ability to cope.


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