News & Events

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...

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...