Sligo Leitrim Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) in conjunction with the Sligo Leitrim Youth Mental Health Initiative have organised a series of informative talks relating to youth mental health. If you are a parent, teacher, or anyone who works with or has an interest in learning more about various topics around young people’s mental health
World Mental Health Week takes place from the 8th-15th October this year. To celebrate the week a programme of events have been organised across Counties Sligo and Leitrim. Everyone is encouraged to take some time out and pay attention to their wellbeing and take steps to improve it. Have a look through the booklets for each county to find something that may interest you!
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.
The Common Sense Parenting programme assists parents to learn skills to encourage their children’s positive behaviour, discourage negative behaviour and teach their children alternatives to problem behaviour. Check out poster for more information…
Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership are kicking off their new ‘Gym Up’ programme for the winter promoting positive health and wellbeing. See flyer below for details
Recently the team at Rennafix ran an uplifting and inspiring Instagram competition to help promote positive mental health. The theme of the competition was to capture moments engaging in activities that release endorphins. Although exercise is known as an effective way of releasing these ‘happy hormones’, eating the right foods and making connections socially can also boost your endorphins, liven your mood and release stress.
Exercise is one of the most commonly recognised ways to better wellbeing according to recent research. To encourage people to participate and get active, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership have organised a variety of fun and social activities to celebrate World Mental Health Week 2015.
Aware Sligo are currently recruiting volunteer facilitators. Aware is a national charity, that undertakes to create a society, where people affected by stress, depression, Bi-polar and other mood disorders are understood , supported, free from stigma and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies. For information on volunteer role click here
A free Men’s Health Night is taking place on Wednesday 17th June in the Clarion Hotel Sligo. There will be free health screening and informational talks on a variety of health issues. Everyone is welcome. See poster for further details…