Mental Health

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...

Event: Understanding what exclusion feels like

As part of its 9th annual Green Ribbon campaign, See Change - Ireland’s national organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma and discrimination, is hosting a series of online panel discussions throughout September focusing on the theme of social exclusion and mental health difficulties. The next...

Free online training helps keep people safe from suicide

The 2021 World Suicide Prevention Day was held on Friday last, September 10. Geared at raising awareness around suicide prevention, the theme of this year's global event was Creating Hope Through Action. Learning more about how to support someone who is feeling suicidal is one of a...

See Change Ireland hosts panel discussion on social exclusion

See Change Ireland's month-long Green Ribbon campaign to end the stigma around mental health is entering its second week. The Green Ribbon campaign seeks to get as many people as possible talking about mental health. Throughout the month-long campaign the public will also be encouraged wear a...

HSE’s September health and wellbeing activities programme available now

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

Inclusion theme for 2021 Green Ribbon campaign

The 2021 Green Ribbon campaign was officially launched this week and will run for the month of September with the aim of ending mental health stigma in Ireland. The nationwide annual campaign reflects the mission statement of the See Change organisations which is to create an...

Stress control course commencing online next week

The HSE will run its next free online Stress Control Programme from September 6 next . The programme teaches practical skills to deal with stress. It is comprised of six sessions that last 90 minutes each and cover different topics (see image above). Participants are encouraged to watch...

UK suicide prevention summit takes place online

The UKs 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit will take place live on Saturday and Sunday September 11-12 and on an on-demand basis (recorded live sessions) thereafter until Sunday, October 10. Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the UK, and one of the world’s...

Wellness Recovery Action Plan programme in Boyle

REGARI Recovery College will host its wellness recovery action plan (WRAP) in Boyle next month. The Purpose of the Regari Recovery College is to create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends...

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...

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...

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...

Workshop series will promote diversity and equality in mental health practice

A series of workshops geared at promoting diversity and equality in mental health practice will take place online over the next three Mondays. The coordinators of these events include the Galway Traveller Movement, AMACH, Bridge Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Galway and the HSE Mental...