Free Mental Health Programme

With World Mental Health Day just around the corner, the mental health charity GROW is organising a free community education programme and also establishing a weekly support group in Ballymahon, Co. Longford

The Dean Egan Library will provide the setting for a five-week mental health education programme, which is open to all in the community and free to attend.

Organised by GROW, the programme runs for five consecutive Tuesdays, commencing on September 18th and concluding on Tuesday, October 16th. It takes place from 7.30 to 9.30p.m.

The course opens with a presentation on understanding and promoting positive mental health.

The topics over the following weeks include:

  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Suicide: recognising the signs, understanding and supporting
  • Coping with bereavement and loss

“All are welcome to attend the programme, either on all five Tuesdays or any one of the nights. As we head back into the routine of autumn and with World Mental Health Day on October 10th, it is important to be mindful of looking after our mental and emotional health and wellbeing,” emphasises GROW Area Coordinator Assumpta Lyons.

Meanwhile, a free GROW mental health support group for anyone struggling with their mental health will also commence in the Dean Egan Library on 7.30p.m on Monday, October 8th.

The group is open to all aged over 18 and will offer ongoing practical help and support, in a confidential environment.

For more details about the community education programme or the new Ballymahon GROW group, contact Assumpta on 086-8114135 or email [email protected]



  • Date: 18th September 2018