Children & Young People

Unique theatre experience for babies in Ballaghaderreen

Ballaghaderreen Family Resources Centre will host a unique theatre adventure for babies on Tuesday, October 19 next. The "I AM BABA" production is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have...

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...

New mental health infographic helps 6th class students

By Michaela Deane Huggins & Heather McGrane - On behalf of Jigsaw Roscommon’s Youth Advisory Panel. The Youth Advisory Panel from Jigsaw Roscommon has created an infographic aimed at helping 6th class students to transition through what might be a difficult time in their life. The panel...

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...