Here you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing and stay connected. In This Together draws together a huge range of activities that you can pursue in your home or your locality, by yourself or with family members or with friends online. There are ideas and activities for people of all ages.
Whatever you are going through in isolation, let's stay connected and make it through, together.
Well-being tips from:
Cavan Public Participation Network has produced a bright , easy to use, Wellness Document to help folks feel better in themselves PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY & MENTALLY through a set of simple suggestions and a handy plan click here for more details
Operation transformation https://ot.rte.ie/ guide to staying well in mind & body, while apart.
Information on new online suicide prevention awareness training and supporting people at risk of Suicide - Please scroll down further this page for more information
FREE ONLINE STRESS CONTROL CLASS
This programme covers topics including:
· how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts,
· skills to overcome panicky feelings,
· and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.
This programme includes six modules which will be broadcast at scheduled times for 3 weeks. Each module will be broadcast 4 times, either on Monday and Tuesdays or on Thursdays and Fridays at 2pm and 8.30pm as per the timetable attached.
Go to Stresscontrol.org and subscribe at no cost to the Youtube channel so you will be updated when the next module will be broadcast.
At this very challenging time Stress Control is a proven and effective way to improve mental wellbeing.
NEW ONLINE SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS TRAINING and SUPPORTING PEOPLE AT RISK OF SUICIDE
1. Online Suicide Prevention Training Programme - LivingWorks Start
As per the latest Government guidelines, face to face suicide prevention training is still paused. Staff in NOSP have provided details of a new online programme being rolled out by Living Works (same company that develop/manage safeTALK and ASIST training). The programme is called LivingWorks Start. This programme is aimed at anyone over 18 years of age who wants to help prevent suicide and develop skills to help someone who may be at risk of suicide. The programme takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete and is at the level of awareness/identification (pre safeTALK).
Please note that this is a pilot of Start which NOSP will be evaluating at the end of the summer with a view to deciding on next steps. A License needs to be issued for each individual wishing to complete this online programme. Please send Sinead Tormey, Healthy Cavan Coordinator an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to obtain a licence for LivingWorks Start (Suicide Prevention Skills Online) training, and I will arrange this through NOSP.
2. Responding to a person in suicidal distress
NOSP has recently published the attached document “Responding to a person in suicidal distress - a guidance document”.
This document aims to support staff and volunteers working in public-facing roles to interact with people who present or contact the service in distress or at risk of suicide and self-harm.
The document can also be accessed here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/publications/responding-to-a-person-in-suicidal-distress-a-guidance-document.html
3. Concerned about Suicide
Please see link to leaflet that is also very useful in guiding people who may be concerned about someone and what can help. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/nosp/resources/concernedaboutsuicide.pdf
4. Information for Parents and Young People on local Supports and Services
Despite the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in, services are still operating and responding to needs as before. Please do not be afraid to make contact with your local GP or other service provider to access support.
For information on COVID-19 and managing your wellbeing at this time follow this link: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
For further information on the suicide prevention please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Services. phone: 086 1717563
Register for Suicide Prevention training for Cavan and Monaghan through https://bookwhen.com/cflcavanmonaghan
#littlethings can make a big difference to how you feel
Find the #littlethings that work for you - Check out: www.yourmentalhealth.ie
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