News & Events

Suicide bereavement supports and developments

There have been a number of recent developments that will be of interest and or assistance to anyone that has been bereaved as a result of suicide. Earlier this year the HSE launched a new guide developed to offer support and reassurance to those grieving the...

New Irish resource for self-managing your health

The national HSE Self-management Support Coordinator team have developed a number of resources to support adults in the self-management of their long-term health conditions. The ‘Tips for Self-Managing your Health when living with a long-term health condition’ leaflet (above) was launched earlier this year and an...

Launch of the first Irish suicide bereavement survey

On Tuesday, October 5, the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey. This first-of-its-kind study aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland. The survey...

New LGBTI+ telefriending service accepting referrals

In recent months, LGBT Ireland has been working on launching a new LGBTI+ Telefriending Service for members of the LGBTI+ community over 50+ who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation. The Telefriending Service is now open to receive referrals nationwide, where a person receives a weekly...

November health and wellbeing resources

The HSE Health Promotion and Improvement’s Health and Wellbeing Division, in conjunction with Community Healthcare West, is running a comprehensive programme of health and wellbeing activities and resources for the month of November. Programme highlights include the free online Stress Control programme. Participants in this programme will...

Great online events for Alcohol Awareness Week

EU Alcohol Awareness Week is taking place next week November 15- 19. It’s an opportunity to look at our relationship with alcohol, understand the risks and the effects alcohol is having on our body and mind. The following are some of the great events taking place next...

International Men’s Day webinar on the when of men’s health

The 4th webinar in the Engaging Men series will be held on International Men’s Day, Nov 19 next from 12.00 – 13.15. This webinar will focus on ‘The When of Men’s Health’ and will showcase two pieces of work, the annual Men’s Health Week and the...

November webinar programme launched by Suicide or Survive

Suicide Or Survive - the Irish charity dedicated to providing services and supports aimed at suicide prevention in and breaking down the stigma associated with mental health - is running a full programme of helpful webinars this November. Take a look below at the details of...

Webinar: Implementation of Mindout Schools Programme in Mayo

On Thursday, November 18 next Mental Health Ireland will host a FREE webinar from 10am to 12.30pm about the implementation of Mindout Mayo - a social and emotional learning (SEL) programme for post-primary schools. It will focus on the operation of the programme in six schools...

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week events

The 10th Regional Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week commences today, Monday, November 8. Run by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) this week (November 8 - 12) promotes awareness of drug and alcohol related issues in the western region. A comprehensive programme of online...

Free webinars on the importance of sleep for children

The second Planet Youth survey, conducted last December with 4,473 15 and 16-year-olds in all the schools in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, highlighted that lack of sleep is one of the biggest preventable health issues for our children. In response to this finding, Planet Youth has...

Le Cheile Family Resource Centre launches new “Listening Ear” service

A new service has just been launched by Le Chéile Family Resource Centre  in Castlebar as part of its suites of counselling and psychotherapy services. The Listening Ear service is provided at a low cost by a trainee counselling person every Tuesday morning . This 100% confidential...

Irish suicide bereavement survey

On Tuesday 5th October, the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey. This first-of-its-kind study aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland. The survey...

Anam Cara resumes face-to-face meetings for bereaved parents in Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support and information service for bereaved parents and families is resuming face-to-face meetings following more than a year and a half of Covid-19-related restrictions. Online meetings will continue however as Anam Cara believes it is important to afford parents the option...