News & Events

The Man Manual is a Men’s Health Week must-have

If you do nothing else this Men's Health Week (June 14-20) download a copy of the Man Manual for yourself or the man/men in your life. Men's Health Week is an annual campaign geared at raising awareness about preventable health problems for males of all ages;...

Workshop series will promote diversity and equality in mental health practice

A series of workshops geared at promoting diversity and equality in mental health practice will take place online over the next three Mondays. The coordinators of these events include the Galway Traveller Movement, AMACH, Bridge Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Galway and the HSE Mental...

Online support for bereaved parents in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - will continue to operate its services throughout the summer months. Anam Cara provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. Mindful that people are enduring particularly difficult...

Free webinar explores suicide, its signs and available supports

The My Mind Centre for Wellbeing, in collaboration with Pieta, will host a free webinar this Thursday, June 17 called "Know Suicide, Know the Signs". This webinar has been designed to give some space to the topic of suicide to explore the issues around it and...

Youth Work Ireland Galway launches mental health resource

Youth Work Ireland Galway has produced a brilliant mental health resource for young people called “Minding Your Mind”. A voluntary organisation committed to delivering quality youth services within local communities, Youth Work Ireland Galway aims to empower young people to identify and realise their potential in...

GMIT recruiting for student counselling and access and disability services

A number of exciting employment opportunities are now on offer with the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in both its student counselling and access and disability services. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is a progressive higher education institution offering a wide range of programmes from Higher Certificate...

Mayo GAA legend, David Brady, addresses men’s health webinar

Mayo GAA legend David Brady is the special guest on a webinar that will be hosted on Wednesday, June 16 next. The event, which is called "The How of Men's Health", is the second in the Engaging Men Webinar Series. It will coincide with this year's Men's...

Raising awareness in Galway of the impacts of alcohol in communities

The Galway City Alcohol Forum will host two information sessions this week geared at raising awareness of how alcohol is affecting communities. These short online information sessions will take place on Monday, June 14 from 6.30pm to 7.15pm and on Friday, June 18 from 11.30am to...

Covid-19 has presented challenges and opportunities for infants and families

Did you know that this week (June 7-13) is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week? To mark the occasion the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) has revealed fascinating insights into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had...

New online wellness recovery action plan programme

Regari Recovery College will commence a five week Wellness Recovery Action Plan Programme (WRAP), commencing this Thursday, June 10. The course will be run online via Zoom every Thursday morning from 10am until 1pm. Regari Recovery College is dedicated to creating a culture of recovery, improving quality...

Mindspace Mayo launches new website

Mindspace Mayo has celebrated its sixth anniversary with the launch of its new website. Mindspace offers a support service to young people aged 15-25 years presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bereavement, body image) to young people with emerging mental...

Book explores unexplored questions of those bereaved by suicide

The loss of a loved one through suicide is one of the most difficult griefs to bear. That is because the bereaved are tormented by so many questions about the death that has occurred and the prospect that those questions may remain unanswered. In August 2019, counsellor...

Webinar: Exploring the link between trauma, mental health and addiction

The Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support Network Group (Tacú FRC and WRDATF) will host a webinar this Thursday, May 27 next. Entitled "What Lies Beneath: Exploring the Trauma , Mental Health & Addiction Connection, this event will be address by three experts in this field...