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.

Positive Mental Health Information Boards

Large information boards outlining tips for good mental health have been developed by local Mental Health Associations. These will be displayed in various places around the county such as sports clubs, schools, community centres etc. to raise awareness about looking after our mental health.

World Mental Health Week

This year’s World Mental Health Week runs from 6th October – 13th October 2013.

Better Mental health For Everybody

The Better Mental Health for All group is a partnership approach between voluntary and statutory services with an interest in mental health in Sligo and Leitrim. The group was initially established to oversee the implementation of actions recommended in the North Western Health Board ‘Mental Health Promotion Strategy & Action Plan 2005-2010’. Since the expiration […]

Mental Health Ireland Public Speaking Project

The Mental Health Ireland National Public Speaking Project for post-primary schools commences in October each year. Participating post-primary schools nominate a team of 4 students to speak on a chosen topic related to positive mental health. The project aims to: Promote an awareness among young people of the importance of positive mental health and of […]

Sligo/Leitrim Youth Mental Health Initiative

The Youth Mental Health Initiative was established in 2011 to foster the positive mental health and wellbeing of young people aged between 12 and 25 yrs in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan. The initiative involves a partnership between a wide range of agencies working with young people, young people themselves and local community groups. The […]

Mental Health Associations

Currently, there are 5 Local Mental Health Associations (MHAs) operating in the Sligo/Leitrim area. MHAs are engaged in a range of activities and services which promote positive mental health and support those managing a mental illness. All members of local MHA’s work on a voluntary basis in their communities. MHAs in the area are Sligo […]