Free Mental Health Course in Portlaoise

Are you living in or near Portlaoise and would you like to learn more about supporting your mental and emotional wellbeing or providing support to others?

A free five week Community Mental Health Education Programme is being run by GROW, in conjunction with the HSE, and commences in Portlaoise Parish Centre on Tuesday 5th February.

Over the course of five Tuesdays, a variety of topics will be explored. All sessions take place from 7.30-9.30pmand are free of charge. Those interested can attend one or all nights.

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 awareness and prevention, as well as coping with bereavement and loss.

The final two talks on suicide awareness and prevention, and coping with bereavement and loss are aimed at those aged 18 and above.

“People can attend the programme, either on all five Tuesdays or any one of the Tuesday nights. As we head back into the new year and with the winter months continuing, it is especially important to be mindful of looking after our mental and emotional health and wellbeing,” emphasises GROW Area Coordinator Michelle McCormick.

For more details about the community education programme or GROW weekly mental health support groups in your locality, contact 086 418 3805 or email: midlandregion@grow.ie E