Schooldays.ie - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education in Ireland

Schooldays.ie - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education

× Home Parents Associations Contact Us
.
Log in Register Forgot password? ×

Make someone smile for mental health!


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/02/2021. Make someone smile for mental health!Tags: Parenting


Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and what better way to do that than with a smile. Mental Health Ireland are inviting you with your colleagues, friends and family to make your pancake smile on Pancake Tuesday, February 16th and text MHI to 50300 to donate €4 to Mental Health Ireland.

Download your SmileyPancake_Fundraising_Pack here!



Mental Health Ireland are asking everyone eating a pancake on Pancake Tuesday, February 16th to have a bit of fun and dress it with a smile. To get involved in the #smileypancake campaign…

  • Make or buy your pancake…. We won’t judge either way!
  • Make your pancake smile using fruit, Nutella, peanut butter, savoury fillings… the list is endless…. Get creative!
  • Post a photo of your #smileypancake to social media with the all-important #smileypancake hashtag.
  • Donate what you can to Mental Health Ireland via text (Text MHI to 50300) or in a donation box.


If you are hosting a Smiley Pancake event virtually with colleagues, friends, in your home or with your classmates, you can download your SmileyPancake_Fundraising_Pack here.

Want to try something different this Pancake Tuesday? TV Chef and Founder of Foodoppi Aisling Larkin has kindly shared some of her favourite pancake recipes with a twist!

Download Aisling’s pancake recipes



The money raised will help Mental Health Ireland promote mental health, wellbeing and recovery in schools, workplaces and communities.

Smiley Pancake Facts



Did you know…

  1. A simple smile can boost our mood and creates a sense of wellbeing, releasing happy hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
  2. Smiling induces more pleasure in the brain than eating chocolate! One smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate!
  3. Smiling is contagious, and passing on positivity can increase feelings of wellbeing, boost our self-esteem and confidence and improve social connectivity during times of disconnection in personal life and our environments
  4. Smiling can protect our overall health. It can reduce blood pressure and boost our immune system. Furthermore, laughter and positive thoughts release signalling molecules in our brain that can fight stress.


To hear more, get in touch by emailing fundraising@mentalhealthireland.ie


Comments

No documents found

Submit a comment

Please respect the terms of use of our discussion boards. Full terms here .
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. When you submit your comment, you'll be sent a link to confirm it.
Name Email





;