Mental Health

Mind Your Wellbeing – new mental health and wellbeing programme launched

HSE Health & Wellbeing has launched a new, free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing. This evidenced based programme, focusing on the promotion of mental wellbeing, has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of online videos for everyone at...

Programme for people who have attempted or contemplated suicide

The HSE’s National Counselling Service (NCS), is currently recruiting for the Eden Programme. Eden is an educational programme with a therapeutic element for people over the age of 18 years who have attempted or contemplated suicide. The aim of the programme is to provide a safe space where participants can explore...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Click here to Download the National Office for Suicide Prevention Bulletin   For information on World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September) from the @IASPInfo, visit www.iasp.info/wspd2020. More on Suicide Prevention HERE More on Mental Health HERE...

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...

Why are competitive athletes more open to depression?

Back on the New York Times bestseller list a decade after first published – thanks mainly to the film tie-in edition – is David Sheff’s Beautiful Boy, one of those properly eye-opening accounts of addiction and recovery and everything else in between. Set against a golden...

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...

First year in secondary school: a survival guide

Teachers and students share their tips for making the transition to a new school a positive experience for pupils . . . and how parents can help Beginning secondary school is one of the landmark moments in a child’s life, but new beginnings can bring both...

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...

Men’s Health Week 2018

International Men's Health Week (MHW) 2018 runs from today Monday 11th until Sunday 17th June, Father’s Day. Its purpose is to encourage personal, structural and systemic change and thereby improve men’s health. Men, on the island of Ireland, suffer from poor health and die too...