News & Events

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...

Book explores unexplored questions of those bereaved by suicide

The loss of a loved one through suicide is one of the most difficult griefs to bear. That is because the bereaved are tormented by so many questions about the death that has occurred and the prospect that those questions may remain unanswered. In August 2019, counsellor...

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...

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...

Self care advice for families dealing with substance abuse

Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support continues its programme of online self-care classes with a talk on sleep later today, Wednesday, May 19 by sleep therapist Motty Varghese. Supported by the Western Region Drugs Task Force, the Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support initiative helps families...

Public webinar: Managing families through challenging times

An online seminar about managing families through challenging times will be hosted by Bealach Nua on Wednesday morning, May 26 next. The Bealach Nua project is co-produced by Mental Health Ireland and the HSE. It provides (free non-waiting list) peer support to people who may be caring...

FREE online healthy food made easy programme

The Healthy Galway City initiative will launch a free six-week nutrition education programme on Tuesday, May 25 next. Healthy Galway City supports the implementation of Healthy Ireland at local level with the view of creating a city where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and...

Pathways to Parenthood for the LGBTI+ Community

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021, The Family Resource Centres (FRC) Western Region LGBT+ Network is delighted to announce an informative and FREE online event called ‘Pathways to Parenthood for the LGBTI+ Community’. This event will take place on Monday, May 17...

Online workshops to promote mental health recovery

CAWT’s EU INTERREG VA Mental Health Innovation Recovery project are offering FREE online workshops during the month of May. CAWT (which stands for Cooperation and Working Together for Healthy Gain and Well Being in Border Areas) is a partnership that comprises the Health Service Executive (HSE),...