Children & Young People

Youth Work Ireland Galway launches mental health resource

Youth Work Ireland Galway has produced a brilliant mental health resource for young people called “Minding Your Mind”. A voluntary organisation committed to delivering quality youth services within local communities, Youth Work Ireland Galway aims to empower young people to identify and realise their potential in...

Covid-19 has presented challenges and opportunities for infants and families

Did you know that this week (June 7-13) is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week? To mark the occasion the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) has revealed fascinating insights into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had...

Mindspace Mayo launches new website

Mindspace Mayo has celebrated its sixth anniversary with the launch of its new website. Mindspace offers a support service to young people aged 15-25 years presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bereavement, body image) to young people with emerging mental...

Support booklet for teenagers living with cancer

A teenager who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at just 15 years of age has created a support booklet for other young people that may find themselves dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Having personally experienced the loneliness and worry of having an illness of this nature...

Deadline looming for 2020 Mayo Garda Youth Award nominations

Do you know a young Mayo person or a group of young people in the county who are making an invaluable difference to their community? If so then give them the recognition they deserve and nominate them for the Annual Mayo Garda Youth Awards. Now in its...

Mental Health Educate

Free online youth mental health resources for educators

A new website has just been launched to provide teachers and other educators with free access to a range of resources about young people's mental health. The site - www.mentalhealtheducate.ie - has been compiled by clinicians who are specialist in mental health issues affecting young people. They...

Logon details for Minding Mothers: Minding Babies webinar

When: May 5, 2021 10AM (Irish time) Topic: Minding Mother: Minding Babies Webinar Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86326449361?pwd=UEFNYVNrdGRiL0hPYmNrSTA5MXZmUT09 Passcode: 239557 Or One tap mobile : US: +19294362866,,86326449361#,,,,*239557# or +13017158592,,86326449361#,,,,*239557# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 436 2866 or +1...

Ballaghaderreen Common Sense Parenting course via Zoom

Parents are invited to take part in a 6 week Common Sense Parenting Programme, via Zoom, conducted by Ballaghaderreen Family Resource Centre, starting on May 4th, 2021. The course is open to parents of children aged 0-6 years. Please contact 086 6048560 for further information.   More on Children...

Minding Mothers: Minding Babies Webinar

You can register below By the way, even if you can't make the webinar live, it will be available for public view on the West Be Well Facebook page LIVE & IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS (archive). If you register for the webinar, even though you can't attend,...

Webinar promotes epilepsy awareness in school communities

You are invited to attend the following webinar with Agnes Mooney, Community Resource Officer with Epilepsy Ireland Title: Epilepsy Awareness for School Communities Date: May 5th Time: 7pm – 8pm Fee:  FREE Agnes will speak about epilepsy related issues in school, including Types of seizures First aid Triggers and Activities  How to handle...