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Minding Your Mental Health

Free online Stress Control classes

HSE Health and Wellbeing are offering a free Stress Control programme, beginning on July 5th 2021. Stress Control is an evidence-based programme that teaches you practical skills to deal with stress.

The programme helps participants recognise the signs of stress. It covers topics including how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts. It teaches skills to overcome panicky feelings and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.

The sessions are presented by Dr Jim White, an internationally recognised expert in stress management who has teamed up with the HSE. He works with the EU to develop mental health services across Europe using interventions, including Stress Control.

Children and Mental Health Services in Limerick during Covid 19

Current services provision in the following areas during the COVID-19 restrictions from the Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) including information on:

Parenting and Family Support Services (in collaboration with the Parenting Limerick network)

Mental Health Services (in collaboration with Ciara Dempsey, Connecting for Life Mid West)

Connecting for Life Mid-West

Download a helpful poster outlining services and supports available during COVID-19 from HSE Mid West Community Healthcare


Find up to date contacts for drug and alcohol services by clicking on green tab below.

Mental Health Ireland

Information & Resources on ‘Five Ways for Tough Times- Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give’

Five Ways to Wellbeing

GROW Mental Health

GROW Mental Health Recovery is launching a six-week initiative to help ‘Create Hope and Stay Positive’ in the face of Covid-19.

With the aid of the GROW Program we will address the various challenges of accepting the situation, dealing with isolation and coping with anxiety by helping you stay positive, look after yourself and create routine and balance.

My Covid-19 Journal

‘Beating the Coronavirus- 20 seconds at a time’ Journal for young people developed bu Nicole Batiste from HUB FOR HELPERS.

Teen and Adult Covid-19 Wellness Packs

Wellness Packs for Adults and Teens developed by Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme. These wellness packs include tips & advice for minding your mental health during this time along with puzzles, colouring ideas, mindfulness and more.

HSE – General Contacts

See general contacts for services by clicking green tab below.

HSE Minding Your Wellbeing Online Programme

Free online video-based mental wellbeing programme- a unique opportunity to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience.

HSE- Littlethings

The Little Things campaign focuses on the little things that we can all do to protect our own mental health, and support the people we care about.

Limerick Mental Health Association

See website by clicking on green tab below.

Managing Stress Through Belly Breathing

Step by Step guide to belly breathing and the benefits of focusing on breathing to control stress and anxiety. Developed by Sport Ireland Institute Performance Psychologist Jessie Barr.

Jigsaw Young people’s health in mind

The measures in place for the prevention of Covid-19 can make all the days blend into one. This creates challenges for looking after our mental health. Developing an ever-expanding range of information and advice, Jigsaw will offer you the help you need, if you’re a young person, parent or working with young people. 

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