Free Mental Health Programme in Moate

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Are you interested in learning more about positive mental health and wellbeing? GROW is holding a free community education programme in Moate starting later in April.GROW Community Education Programme (34)

The five-week programme, entitled ‘Understanding and Minding Your Mental Health’, is being organised by the Midland region of GROW and gets underway at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 19th in the Tuar Ard Centre, Church Street, Moate.

The free programme is open to all over the age of 18 and continues over the following five Thursday nights, concluding on May 17th.

Its aim is to promote community awareness, open up discussion around mental health and inform people about the supports which are available.

The topic on April 19th is Understanding and Promoting Positive Mental Health and will be delivered by Assumpta Lyons and John Farren of GROW’s Midland Region. The following week – Thursday, April 26th – will focus on Mindfulness by Stella O’Malley, counsellor, psychotherapist and author.

The theme on Thursday,  May 3rd , is Managing Stress and Anxiety and will be presented by Derry O’Malley, who is a Human Givens Therapist.

On Thursday, May 10th a talk on Suicide Awareness and Prevention will take place, with Eddie Ward, HSE Suicide Resource Officer as the guest speaker.

The final night will be on  the theme of Bereavement and Nine Activities to Ensure Good Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Area Coordinator Assumpta Lyons highlights the importance of the Community Education Programme.

“We live in a time when a lot of people are experiencing difficulties, financial, emotional, physical and psychological. GROW hopes that this five week programme will provide information around how to mind your mental health in challenging times and direct people towards the supports that are available,” she says.

To book a place on the programme or for further details contact Assumpta  on 086 8114135 or email midlandregion@grow.ie.