As part of the 2022 Annual Better Out Than In campaign, BeLonG To are letting LGBTQ+ young people know that there are people they can talk to about their worries and fears without judgement – no matter how big or small.
They have created an online hub to direct LGBTQ+ youth to a range of free, confidential support services.
It allows users to check out face-to-face, online, phone, and text supports so that they can share what’s going on.
Visit the hub via the link below.
Connecting for Life Galway, Mayo and Roscommon: Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2022-2024 has been designed to complement other national policies relevant to suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing.
It was developed in line with the specific objectives and actions set out in Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2024.
It also reflects a number of the principles outlined in Sharing the Vision, a Mental Health Policy for Everyone (2020), which focuses on the provision of recovery-focused integrated mental health services and approaches in Ireland.
You can access the plan in full via the link below.
A new resource pack for the LGBTI+ community has been created by the Galway LGBTI+ Interagency Group, which is a partnership comprising of statutory, community and voluntary organisations from across Galway city and county.
It contains a sample Code of Practice Guide for organisations along with a description of the role of the code of practice leader.
It also contains information on available training, support services, relevant organisations, and some helpful definitions.
This document outlines the Galway Roscommon Adult Mental Health Social Work Department’s (GRMHSW Dept) contribution to the development of Family Focused Practice over the past five years.
It makes recommendations for future development as well as identifying the resources required. You can read it in full via the link below.
A comprehensive list of contact details for local and national services and supports for mental health-related issues and concerns has been compiled by Connecting for Life, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon in conjunction with Community Healthcare West, Galway Mayo and Roscommon and is available via the link below:
This booklet has been created to enhance the reader’s understanding of mental illnesses and to shine a light on how stigma, shame and discrimination are still a significant challenge for people living with mental illnesses.
This guide will educate the reader on how language around mental health could stigmatise a person with a mental health difficulty and explore how we can challenge our behaviours so that people feel more comfortable about their mental health and we make it easier for them to reach out for help.
In this webinar by Walk In My Shoes (WIMS) at St Patrick's Mental Health Services you will learn the meaning of self-care and the kinds of daily choices young people can make to look after their wellbeing.
The HSE and Tusla have produced new videos to promote understanding of infant mental health. These videos feature advice from HSE experts in child psychology aswell as parents on how to support and promote infant mental health. Watch them via the link below.