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Workshop explores pandemic’s impact on Galway Traveller community

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the impact of key social determinants of health on the lives of the Traveller community. On Wednesday, July 7 next this will be explored in more depth in a fascinating learning and dialogue workshop that will be hosted online by...

Help for family members affected by drug and alcohol misuse

A new programme for  family members affected by drug and alcohol misuse will commence on Tuesday evening, July 6 next. The Insight Programme is an evidence-based initiative that aims to provide family members with the facts around addiction and substances, how substances effect the body, the...

Online event explores living with grief in a global pandemic

The Irish Hospice Foundation's Dublin North and Dublin South bereavement networks will host a free online event called "Living with Grief Amidst a Global Pandemic" this Thursday evening, June 24. This event is for people bereaved through any circumstance – illness or sudden death; a recent...

The Man Manual is a Men’s Health Week must-have

If you do nothing else this Men's Health Week (June 14-20) download a copy of the Man Manual for yourself or the man/men in your life. Men's Health Week is an annual campaign geared at raising awareness about preventable health problems for males of all ages;...

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...

Online support for bereaved parents in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - will continue to operate its services throughout the summer months. Anam Cara provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. Mindful that people are enduring particularly difficult...

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...

Raising awareness in Galway of the impacts of alcohol in communities

The Galway City Alcohol Forum will host two information sessions this week geared at raising awareness of how alcohol is affecting communities. These short online information sessions will take place on Monday, June 14 from 6.30pm to 7.15pm and on Friday, June 18 from 11.30am to...

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...