Mental Health

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...

Free webinar explores suicide, its signs and available supports

The My Mind Centre for Wellbeing, in collaboration with Pieta, will host a free webinar this Thursday, June 17 called "Know Suicide, Know the Signs". This webinar has been designed to give some space to the topic of suicide to explore the issues around it and...

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...

GMIT recruiting for student counselling and access and disability services

A number of exciting employment opportunities are now on offer with the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in both its student counselling and access and disability services. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is a progressive higher education institution offering a wide range of programmes from Higher Certificate...

Mayo GAA legend, David Brady, addresses men’s health webinar

Mayo GAA legend David Brady is the special guest on a webinar that will be hosted on Wednesday, June 16 next. The event, which is called "The How of Men's Health", is the second in the Engaging Men Webinar Series. It will coincide with this year's Men's...

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...

New online wellness recovery action plan programme

Regari Recovery College will commence a five week Wellness Recovery Action Plan Programme (WRAP), commencing this Thursday, June 10. The course will be run online via Zoom every Thursday morning from 10am until 1pm. Regari Recovery College is dedicated to creating a culture of recovery, improving quality...

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...

Webinar: Exploring the link between trauma, mental health and addiction

The Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support Network Group (Tacú FRC and WRDATF) will host a webinar this Thursday, May 27 next. Entitled "What Lies Beneath: Exploring the Trauma , Mental Health & Addiction Connection, this event will be address by three experts in this field...