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Welcome to alive2thrive.ie, a website promoting positive mental health in Sligo and Leitrim, where you will find services, resources, tips and general information.

National Consultation 2017 – Have Your Say

(Taken from MHR Website)

Have your voice heard in Mental Health Reform’s national consultation on mental health services. Mental Health Reform want to hear from people using mental health services, and the people that support them.

Have you used Irish mental health services within the last 2 years? Please take the survey below:

Service User Survey

Do you support someone who has experience of mental health services? Please take the survey below:

Family, Friends and Carers Survey

What is it?

My Voice Matters is a national consultation that will gather feedback through two surveys, one for people who use mental health services and one for their family members, friends and carers. Part of the research will be carried out through a survey. This can take different amounts of time depending on the person, you should allow 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. The surveys will look at three main issues:

  • What services are available
  • Experience of services provided
  • How services could be improved

This information will help Mental Health Reform identify gaps in mental health services and, in turn, campaign for improvements.

The results of the consultation will be published in a report by MHR in 2018 and will also be submitted to the Mental Health Commission, the HSE and the Minister with responsibility for Mental Health.

It should be noted that Mental Health Reform is an independent organisation, and the HSE has no editorial control over any of our publications. This research will also be archived.

Our promise – Confidentiality

There will be no names or contact information collected in the survey, and it will not be possible to identify you in the research.

Who can take part in this study?

Anyone who is using or has used mental health services for their mental health difficulty in the last two years can complete the ‘service user’ survey.

Anyone who is supporting or has supported someone who is using or has used mental health services in the last two years can complete the ‘family, friends, and carers’ survey.

  • If you’re interested in taking part in the ‘service user’ survey, click here.
  • If you’re interested in taking part in the ‘family, friends, and carers’ survey, click here.

A guiding hand

Volunteer facilitators

We have trained volunteer facilitators in some of our member organisations, who are on hand to tell people about the national consultation, and help people to complete the surveys. You can also contact Oscar James, Research Assistant, Mental Health Reform, if you would like some help to complete the survey over the phone. Contact details are below.

Peer Research Assistants (PRAs)

Peer Research Assistants have been carefully chosen by Mental Health Reform. PRAs will be based in mental health services in one CHO for the purposes of collecting data among existing service users. They have the experience and skills needed to tell people about the national consultation and to provide support to individuals to complete the survey.

How long is the survey running?

The surveys are open between 3rd November 2017 and 28th February 2018, and can be filled in online, on paper, or over the phone with Mental Health Reform.

Where can I get further information?

For further information about the My Voice Matters National Consultation please contact Oscar James:

Email: ojames@mentalhealthreform.ie

Mobile: 083 052 0491

Phone: 01 874 9468

If you would like to add your voice to Mental Health Reform’s campaign to make mental health a national priority you can sign up to receive our newsletter and/or follow us on any of our social media platforms. You can contact us on:

Email: info@mentalhealthreform.ie

Website: www.mentalhealthreform.ie

Phone: 01 874 9468

Mental Health Reform

Coleraine House

Coleraine Street

Dublin 7

Follow us on:

Facebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthreform

Twitter: @MHReform

For information on how to access services see:


What’s On!

  • Free mindfulness workshopJuly 30, 2018 - 10:42 am

    Everyone is welcome to a free mindfulness workshop on Saturday August 4th at St. Columba’s Hospital (Education centre) The workshop is open to all, those with and without previous experience and will be facilitated by Mar Healy from Mental Health Ireland.

  • Lived LivesMarch 20, 2018 - 12:15 pm

    The mediated Lived Lives art exhibition tours to open the conversation about suicide are taking place in Manorhamilton next week. The mediated tour of the exhibition will take approximately 90 minutes and is limited to 20 participants…..

  • Sligo Walking Festival 2018January 15, 2018 - 3:09 pm

    North West Adventure Tours welcome you to the annual Sligo Walking Festival 2018. We look forward to meeting walkers old and new out on the hills. We have included a wide variety of walks so there is sure to be a walk to suit your individual level of fitness. Click heading for more info…

  • Mental Health Engagement Local Forum February 2018October 23, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    The local forum will meet its objectives through, providing a space and opportunity for local service users, family, carers and supporters to voice their experiences, present their views and to raise issues in order to improve outcomes for those who use the services and those who care for them

  • ‘Understanding Self Harm’ trainingJanuary 18, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    The aim of the programme is to: Develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm; Develop participants’ knowledge of the reasons underlying self-harm behaviour; Consider the needs of people who self-harm

  • Mind Your Mental Health workshops Leitrim LibrariesSeptember 18, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    In association with Leitrim County Council Library Service and Healthy Ireland, Mind Your Mental Health workshops will be held throughout the Spring. Mind Your Mental Health is a mental health awareness workshop developed by Mental Health Ireland. It offers participants the opportunity to reflect on this important aspect of their lives and to learn different ways to enhance their own mental health and wellbeing.

Students in Sligo Institute of Technology have produced this video clip asking people ‘Who Would You Tell?’ if you were having problems or suicidal thoughts. Click here to read more.

Watch this video clip to find out more about mental health from young people in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan. You will also find out about the youth mental health study currently being conducted in the area.

Join your local Mental Health Assocation

There are currently 5 Local Mental Health Associations in the Sligo Leitrim Area engaged in a range of activities promoting positive mental health and supporting those managing a mental illness.

Need Help Now!

If you need to talk to someone immediately, click below to see the full range of supports.