Traveller Health

Traveller wellbeing art competition

A novel art competition is currently open for entries from members of the Travelling community. Entrants are invited to design a #fivewaystowellbeing postcard. The five ways to wellbeing are things that we can do every day to mind ourselves and feel well. They include connect, be active, take...

Irish Traveller study features in global webinar on Covid-19

The Global Health Promotion journal will host the second in a two-part webinar exploring Health Promotion Perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday, July 21 next at 5.30pm. The event has been coordinated to facilitate an introduction to the free access collection of original and inspiring...

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...

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...

Short film raises awareness about suicide in the Traveller community

During this year's First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival, a short film called "It Doesn't Matter" formed part of the Empowered Voices event. Funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention in collaboration with HSE Mental Health Services, Exchange House Ireland, Turn2Me and featuring members of the Traveller community...

Dealing with Anxiety

How to keep those anxiety levels down You might become stressed by a job interview, the build-up to exams, a big match or lots of other day to day stuff. This is normal and stress can help us get motivated for dealing with problems and pressure. Stress...