News & Events

Anam Cara’s bereavement support services endorsed in parents’ survey

Anam Cara - the organisation dedicated to supporting bereaved parents - will take a break from hosting online parent support meetings this month, August. The break comes following the publication of Anam Cara's Impact Report and will ensure that its professional facilitators and volunteers will be...

Free mental health and wellbeing resources for August

HSE Health and Wellbeing commenced its latest free online stress control programme this week. This initiative aims to teach participants practical skills to deal with stress. It is delivered online across six, ninety minute sessions - each one dedicated to a different theme. Participants are encouraged to watch...

Older people encouraged to tune into new positive ageing podcast

A new podcast exploring healthy ageing in Ireland was launched this week. The 12-part series, called "The Old Country", is produced by Active Retirement Ireland, which has local groups and members in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon. The podcast explores issues around ageing such as combatting ageism, age-friendly...

Update pending for HSE resources site

Following the recent cyber-attack, the resources site for HSE materials, healthpromotion.ie is currently being updated. This will have implications for the resources available to order over the coming months as work to rebuild the site proceeds. An interim solution is currently in place which allows members of...

Age Friendly Ireland publishes July newsletter

The latest edition of the Age Friendly Ireland newsletter is now available to read online. Age Friendly Ireland coordinates the national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme. As a shared service function, Age Friendly Ireland brings together, supports and provides technical guidance to the 31-local authority-led, multi-agency Age Friendly...

Suicide Bereavement UK to host 10th international conference

Suicide Bereavement UK will host its 10th annual international conference in Manchester on September 23 next. The 2020 conference took place online in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and was attended by 740 attendees from 20 countries across 4 continents. This year's face to face conference is...

New framework to mainstream social prescribing launched

A framework to mainstream social prescribing in Ireland has been officially launched. This scheme has been drafted with reference to the HSE in collaboration with the community and voluntary sector. It has been created to support the development of social prescribing, outline its key elements and provide...

Traveller wellbeing art competition

A novel art competition is currently open for entries from members of the Travelling community. Entrants are invited to design a #fivewaystowellbeing postcard. The five ways to wellbeing are things that we can do every day to mind ourselves and feel well. They include connect, be active, take...

Support for bereaved families in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. The organisation has extended its services this summer but will take a brief break for August before resuming...

€700k funding to support LGBTI+ community services

A significant funding opportunity has been announced for LGBTI+ community services. Details of the LGBTI+ Community Services Fund have been outlined by Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D. €700,000 is being made available to applicant groups, operating at national, regional and local level,...

Irish Traveller study features in global webinar on Covid-19

The Global Health Promotion journal will host the second in a two-part webinar exploring Health Promotion Perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday, July 21 next at 5.30pm. The event has been coordinated to facilitate an introduction to the free access collection of original and inspiring...

Support for bereaved parents in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. Mindful that people are enduring particularly difficult times with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is forgoing a...

Free public webinar explores the personality

My Mind - a blended model of mental health care - will host a fascinating free public webinar about personality on Thursday, July 8 next at 11am. Each one of us has our own unique personality — the habitual way we are in the world. Our personality...

Free online wellbeing programmes for July

The HSE has collated a series of health and wellbeing programmes and resources for the month of July. The initiative has been coordinated by Health Promotion and Improvement, Community Healthcare West, The schedule includes the following mental health focused programmes which will be run online and are...