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.
World Mental Health Day is held each year on the 10th October. It is an annual awareness raising event organised by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year’s theme is “Focus on suicide prevention”. We are reminded how the very simple day-to-day interactions we have with others, have the potential to make a difference to someone who may be struggling or feeling vulnerable. A series of events are taking place across Leitrim to encourage people to connect more, both with themselves, with others and with their communities.
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
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….
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…