Mental Health Focus at the Family Resource Centre this Month

Liz Galwey – Two November events on Church Street with a focus on mental health. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland Family Resource Centre will host two events which focus on Mental Health this November.

The first is a presentation by Jigsaw “One Good Coach” Promoting Young People’s Mental Health.

This one hour presentation is aimed at One Good Adults who coach or train young people in a wide variety of sports and coaches are encouraged to attend if at all possible.

Understanding Mental Health

As a result of this presentation, participants will have a greater understanding of mental health and will have a greater understanding of the importance of their role as One Good Adult/Coach. They will also have a greater awareness of how to promote and support young people’s mental health in their role as coach.

Booking Essential

This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about Jigsaw and how young people can access the service. The talk takes place on Tuesday 20th November at 7pm.

Places are limited and booking is essential.

Suicide Alertness for Everyone

The second event is SafeTALK. SafeTALK is ‘Suicide alertness for everyone’

‘SafeTALK’ is a half day workshop which prepares you to be a suicide helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities to help are missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk.

Identify and Engage

SafeTALK training prepares you to help by using the steps of TALK: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe to identify and engage with people who are contemplating suicide and to connect them with further help and care.

Closing Date

‘SafeTALK’ will take place on Monday November 26th from 10am -1.30pm.

Places are limited and booking is essential. Closing date for applications for SafeTALK is November 12th 2018

To book for either event please contact: Liz on 0877553066 or email:

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