Entries by Alive2Thrive

Mental Health Ireland podcasts

Mental Health Ireland have launched a new podcast series on a range of mental health related topics which you can listen to on Spotify or Itunes. Topics covered so far include ‘loneliness’, ‘the impact of technology on our youths mental health’ and ‘sleep’ 

Mental Health in the General Election

The General Election on the 8th of February 2020 must be a General Election in which mental health is given priority. Ireland’s mental health services are in a state of crisis and have suffered from years of significant under-investment, staffing shortages and access difficulties. Mental Health Reform have launched the General Election 2020 Manifesto and call on candidates to pledge, if elected, to implement in full these essential changes for our mental health services.

Triple P Positive Parenting Programme

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programmes in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of on-going research. The programme offers parenting information, tips, skills and proven strategies to help parents respond to the questions and needs that inevitably arise in their families. This helps to prevent problems in the family, school and community and to create family environments that encourage children to realise their potential.  It does not tell you as a parent how to raise your children, but gives you the confidence and skills to build good relationships with their child, set boundaries and rules, confidently manage your children’s behaviour and prevent problems developing. It is flexible to the needs of individual families; this sets it apart from many other parenting programmes. You decide what strategy fits your family.

Lifting the Silence on Suicide

The Lifting the Silence on Suicide Community Events will take place in ten communities in Sligo and Leitrim commencing in the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo on 5th November followed by the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon on 12th November. This series of events has being organised the Connecting for Life Sligo and Leitirm implementation group in an effort to bring a focus on suicide prevention to the people of Leitrim and Sligo…..

Mental Health First Aid course Sligo

Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. It follows the model that has been successful with conventional first aid.

Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion 2019

The Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion (1PHP1- Mental Health), developed jointly by Mental Health Ireland and NUI Galway, is designed for people who are interested in upskilling in the area of Mental Health Promotion. We welcome applicants from all different sectors (such as mental health, primary care, education, workplaces, nursing, social work, charity/community sectors) who wish to develop knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice. The programme aims to provide participants with professional education and training in the principles and practice of promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

The Havin’ a Laugh Soapbox Derby will be held on Saturday, 4th May 2019 in conjunction with the Sligo Summer Festival. For this soapbox derby we want to get the whole community involved and so we are inviting local men’s sheds and other community groups to build their own soapbox racer and enter a team.  The Soapbox Derby will be […]

Mental Health Week Sligo

Wednesday 10th October 2018 is designated World Mental Health Day. Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Services, Mental Health Ireland, and a number of community and voluntary organisations will be hosting a range of interesting, informative and fun events in the coming weeks in Sligo and Leitrim to celebrate Mental Health Week. The five ways to wellbeing, […]