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…..

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, […]

Promoting Mental Wellbeing in Leitrim We are pleased to invite you, the people of Co. Leitrim, to participate in a range of activities to raise awareness about the very important topic of mental health. Events and activities promoting a positive sense of wellbeing will commence during World Mental Health Week and continue throughout the Autumn. […]

World Mental Health Week 2019 – Leitrim

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.

Lived Lives

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…..

Mental Health Engagement Local Forum February 2018

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

Sligo Mental Health Association calling for new volunteers

Sligo Mental Health Association are currently recruiting new volunteers to join with them in promoting positive mental health in the local community and supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties on their journey towards wellness….

Minding Your Mental Health in Leitrim

To highlight local services, Breffni Mental Health Association in partnership with Leitrim Development Company have developed a leaflet outlining contact details for many services with a role to play in supporting mental health in Leitrim, as well as some basic tips on building resilience

‘Shelf Help’ Project

To celebrate World Mental Health Week, Breffni Mental Health Association based in Carrick on Shannon have launched a series of self-help books, the ‘Overcoming Series’, covering topics such as low mood and depression, worry, stress and anxiety, general mental health and wellbeing, addiction, relationships and social issues.