Parenting & Family Support Services

Anam Cara Online Bereavement Support Evening

As the dark evenings return and the Festive season looms it is more important than ever that Anam Cara are there to support bereaved parents. In these extraordinary times Anam Cara have made huge strides in our online presence, now hosting online parent evenings in...

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...

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...

The importance of self-compassion and self-acceptance

Positive well-being – sometimes we are our own greatest obstacles to achieving happiness “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama Often, we are our own greatest obstacles to achieving happiness and well-being. Sometimes we...

How To Help Your Child If Christmas Makes Them Anxious

If you think that the holidays could be a difficult time for your child, here are some tips for how you could alleviate the pressure or worry they may feel. Gifts, gingerbread houses, advent calendars and chocolate. Trips to see Santa, trips to see his ‘elves’,...

HSE and Tusla staff launch Bronntanas appeal

IN 2002, HSE staff in Mayo came up with an initiative to ensure that less privileged children in the county and their families would have a fair chance to enjoy the Christmas festive season. The plan was to organise the giving of presents anonymously to...

Launch of NOSP 2016 Annual Report

Ireland’s suicide rate has stabilised since the recession and provisional data suggests a decreasing trend, according to the latest report by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP). The HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report for 2016 and the National Suicide Research Foundation’s...

How to stop your child being bullied – or being a bully

How to stop your child being bullied – or being a bully Make your child’s school life a little easier with some lessons in emotional intelligence Many kids mindlessly fall into being a bully and if they are re-directed towards more satisfying behaviour to fill their need...