Fo­cus on men­tal health at re­source cen­tre

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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 Adult’ who coaches or trains young peo­ple in a wide va­ri­ety of sports, and coaches are en­cour­aged to at­tend if at all pos­si­ble.

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.

This is also an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to learn about Jig­saw and how young peo­ple can ac­cess the ser­vice.

The talk takes place on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, at 7pm.

Places are lim­ited for this event, and book­ing is es­sen­tial.

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

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

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

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

To book for ei­ther event please con­tact Liz on 087 755 3066 or email Liz.Gal­

Liz Gal­wey. Photo by John Reidy.

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