Amber Flag registrations for Academic year 2022-23 are now closed.

The Pieta Amber Flag Initiative recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youthreach, third level institutions, community groups and clubs to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being.

Uniting these groups in their efforts, working together toward a happier, healthier Ireland and eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health issues.



The Amber Flag is in its 8th year, and over 1,000 flags have been awarded to date. Once a school is awarded the flag, it is placed in a prominent position outside the school flying at full mast acknowledging the great achievement.

BCS is awarded the amber flag for promoting positive mental health

The Pieta Amber Flag initiative enables schools and youth groups across the country to raise awareness of the stigmas which exist in their environments, and the stressors on the mental and emotional wellbeing of those within them.

How to register

How to apply

Amber Flag registrations for the Academic year 2022-23 are now closed.

Amber Flag Information

Amber Flag Information

Amber Flag registrations for the academic year 22-23 are now closed.

Amber Flag Information Booklet 22/23

The Flag

The Flag

To be awarded the Pieta Amber Flag, applicant groups must host a mental health awareness event, a fundraiser, and a mental health initiative. The programme encourages teamwork and student contributions and works with school guidance counsellors to include a peer-support element.

Register for an Amber Flag

If you’d like to take part in the Amber Flag Initiative or find out more from our training team please get in touch.

Get in touch

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