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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.

Spotlight: Connecting for Life – new strategy to reduce suicide in Sligo and Leitrim

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                             Connecting for Life Engagement Workshops
Following on from ReachOut, Ireland’s previous strategy to reduce suicide, Connecting for Life is our new National strategy to reduce suicide (2015-2020). The HSE, in partnership with other organisations, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Counties Sligo and Leitrim. As part of this we are having a public engagement process to listen to the views and ideas of the local people on mental health and suicide prevention.

We are very keen to hear the views of as many people as possible and invite you to attend one of the workshops or share your thoughts through the online survey. We are hosting six facilitated workshops throughout each County and details of each can be found below.

All contributions will be carefully considered and reviewed against what has worked already here in Ireland and internationally, and in line with the new National Framework for Suicide Prevention.

Leitrim Engagement Workshops

Date Time Location
Tuesday 3rd May 8.30pm – 10pm St Mary’s Hall, Carrick on Shannon
Wednesday 4th May 8pm – 9.30pm Ballinamore Community Centre, Ballinamore
Tuesday 10th May 8pm – 9.30pm Kinlough Community Centre, Kinlough
Wednesday 11th May 8pm – 9.30pm Dromahair in The Depot, Dromahair
Thursday 12th May 8pm – 9.30pm Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton
Tuesday 17th May 8pm – 9.30pm Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill

Leitrim Online Survey:


Sligo Engagement Workshops

Date Time Location
Monday 16th  May 8pm – 9.30pm West Sligo FRC, Enniscrone, Sligo
Wednesday 18th  May 8pm – 9.30pm Grange Hall, grange, Sligo
Thursday 19th May 8pm – 9.30pm Riverside Hotel, Sligo
Monday 23rd May 8pm – 9.30pm Gleann Community Centre, Gleann Drumnacod, Sligo
Tuesday 24th May 8pm – 9.30pm Ballymote FRC, Ballymote, Sligo
Wednesday 25th May 8pm – 9.30pm Tubbercurry FRC, Tubbercurry, Sligo

Sligo Online Survey:


What’s On!

  • Solstice Wellbeing WalkJune 15, 2016 - 12:01 pm

    Solstice walk

  • Leitrim Suicide Prevention Strategy – have your say!April 29, 2016 - 1:46 pm

    The HSE, in partnership with local organisations and community and voluntary
    groups are developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Leitrim. Although
    there has been a lot of work ongoing in the county, there is still much that can be
    done to promote good mental health, prevent further suicide deaths and support
    those who are bereaved by suicide. We want as many people as possible from
    Leitrim to contribute to the development of this action plan by contributing local
    knowledge and expertise to this challenging topic.

  • ‘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

  • SafeTalk Training 2016 *more dates added*January 20, 2015 - 10:31 am

      What is SafeTALK?   SafeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  These specific skills are called suicide first aid resources.  These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person […]

  • ASIST Training 2016January 20, 2015 - 10:26 am

    ASIST is a training course developed for both members of the public and professionals and particularly those people whose work brings them into contact with people who may be vulnerable or at risk of suicide….

  • Stress Control courseApril 28, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    We all live in stressful times. Understanding how stress can impact on our lives and what we can do about it is key to strengthening our resilience and ability to cope. Stress Control is a free 6 session course to manage stress. It is for people who want to learn some great ways to control common problems such as anxiety, depression, panic, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem (in other words, ‘stress’). Click heading for more details…

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.

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