Child Protection

FREE webinar will discuss youth participation and its impact in Ireland

The Mayo Tulsa Youth Advisory Committee will host a panel discussion on youth participation in Ireland today and the impact differing perceptions can have on Thursday, September 30 next. This event will take the form of a youth-led participation webinar that will run from 11.30am to...

Launch of the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Mayo Initiative

The formal launch of the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Mayo Initiative will be staged on Friday, October 1 next at 2:30pm. This initiative consists of a series of on-line workshops and resources designed to assist community and voluntary organisations across Mayo with different aspects...

Jigsaw Schools Hub

Schools are a key setting for the promotion of youth mental health and wellbeing. “Promoting the wellbeing of our children and young people is a shared community responsibility and is everyone’s business”. *Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice, DES, 2018-2023 At Jigsaw, we know that learning and...

Foróige and CYPSC Launch “The COVID Word” Online Campaign

A social media campaign created in collaboration with young people from South Dublin, Sligo and Leitrim and in a partnership between Foróige and Children and Young People's Services Committees (CYPSC). No two Covid-19 lived experiences are the same; we all have to navigate in unchartered emotional...

Community Based Family Support Service

Le Chéile Community & Family Resource centre are pleased to welcome Leah Owens the new Community Based Family Support Project Worker for Erris. Lia will also be based in the Irish Wheelchair Association in Logmore, Belmullet, full-time. Family support is a voluntary service and is available...

Creative Connections: Jacinta’s Smile

About Jacinta’s Smile Jacinta’s Smile is a sibling bereavement organisation that aims to provide supports to children (ages 7 – 17) and young adults (ages 18 – 25) who have experienced the loss of a sibling. The founders have lost three siblings themselves and are acutely...

Annual drug and alcohol awareness week goes ahead online

OVER 20 online events will take place when the annual Western Region Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week goes ahead online from November 16th to 20th despite COVID-19 restrictions. The schedule for the virtual week includes lunchtime winter wellness events, self-care and coping workshops, a webinar about...

Anam Cara Online Bereavement Support Evening

As the dark evenings return and the Festive season looms it is more important than ever that Anam Cara are there to support bereaved parents. In these extraordinary times Anam Cara have made huge strides in our online presence, now hosting online parent evenings in...

Mayo launches first-ever young person’s guide to parental mental health

Mayo has developed the country’s first online information resource for young people whose parents experience mental health distress.  The WITH project (Wellbeing In The Home), a young person’s guide to parental mental health, was launched in Castlebar on Friday 11th October, 2019 in The Linenhall,...

Launch of Child & Youth Mental Health Counselling Services Booklet

Launch of Child & Youth Mental Health Counselling Services Booklet The Child & Youth Mental Health Counselling Services Booklet - a Mayo CYPSC project - was launched by Steve Jackson (General Manager for Mental Health) today. The Children and Young People's Services Committees (CYPSC) are responsible for...

It could be your parent, a sibling or colleague that’s making you ill

It could be your parent, a sibling, a son or daughter or in-law that is making you ill. Or perhaps a friend, neighbour, person at work or partner is intruding on your psychological territory. Research has shown that people who have positive and supportive relationships are...

The Child & Family Mental Health Initiative (CFMHI)

The Child & Family Mental Health Initiative (CFMHI) interagency team launch their information resources for parents with Mental Health difficulties and their children http://www.mindspacemayo.ie/uploadedfiles/Understanding-your-parents-Mental-Health-(12+).pdf http://www.mindspacemayo.ie/uploadedfiles/Understanding-your-parents-Mental-Health-(7-12yo).pdf http://www.mindspacemayo.ie/uploadedfiles/Talking-to-your-Children-about-your-Mental-Health.pdf   More on Children & Young People Support HERE More on Mental Health HERE...

How To Help Your Child If Christmas Makes Them Anxious

If you think that the holidays could be a difficult time for your child, here are some tips for how you could alleviate the pressure or worry they may feel. Gifts, gingerbread houses, advent calendars and chocolate. Trips to see Santa, trips to see his ‘elves’,...