Sodexo partners ‘A Lust for Life’

Sodexo Ireland, has announced a two-year charity partnership with ‘A Lust for Life’, an award-winning Irish mental health charity for young people. An initial €30,000 in funding will support the junior and senior infants’ level of a nationwide schools’ programme developed by the charity to support mental health at the very beginning of education.   Further funds will be provided over the coming two years via Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation.   Pictured are David Curtin, principal, St. Columcille’s JNS in Knocklyon, Dublin; Bernie Keogh, managing director and Niall Breslin, co-founder of a Lust for Life and David Fox, managing director, Sodexo Ireland with Daniel, James and Lauren Fox.

The partnership reflects Sodexo’s commitment to a proactive approach in supporting mental health and early intervention for future generations of young people in Ireland. ‘A Lust for Life’ ’s mission is to be the solution – to shift the dial, and to create a paradigm shift in how talking about, treating and educating the next generation regarding their mental health.

David Fox, managing director, Sodexo Ireland, said “We are inspired by ‘A Lust For Life’ and its vision to have a positive impact on national schools and schoolchildren in Ireland through its digital schools programme. We talk about people ‘being at their best’ and good mental health underpins this.  It allows us to cope with the stresses of life, realise our abilities, to learn, work and interact with others. I am delighted to support ‘A Lust for Life’ and help future generations having better skills, understanding and resilience for the challenges they face”.