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Managing Your Mood 

 

Learning how to manage our moods and reaching out for help if we need it can help us mind our mental health and to keep ourselves well

 

See below for a list of minding your mood initiatives:

Bealtaine At Home 2021, Bealtaine is a month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. This year all activities in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will be online and ‘Bealtaine at Home’ features a variety of great free activities, including story telling; drama; arts and crafts workshops; gardening and cookery demonstrations; Dance Theatre Ireland dance well at home; chair yoga; flower arranging; Beginners Zoom computer lessons; workshops on accessing the digital services that dlr libraries offer as well as creative writing; Ciorcal Comhrá Gaeilge and much, much more! ‘Bealtaine at Home’ is organised by dlr Libraries, dlr Arts Office and the Age Friendly Office with the co-operation of the PPN, Dublin South FM and Southside Partnership. You can find all information on the programme and how to register for events here

Wellness, Wisdom and Wellbeing for Women: SWAN is running a free 4-week online Wellness, Wisdom and Wellbeing for Women class Monday mornings 10.00am – 12.00pm starting Monday 19th April 2021. If you would like to sign up to participate, please contact Sandra on 0861744863 or Tracey on 0861382482

Online Mindfulness Meditation: SWAN are running a free 9 week online Mindfulness Meditation Thursday mornings 9.30-10.30am starting Thursday 15th April 2021. If you would like to sign up to participate please contact Sandra on 0861744863 or Tracey on 0861382482

Rising Strong in Uncertain Times: SWAN are running a free 7 week online Rising Strong in Uncertain Times course Wednesday mornings 10.30am-12.00pm starting Wednesday 21st April 2021. If you would like to sign up to participate please contact Sandra on 0861744863 or Tracey on 0861382482

Southside Partnership DLR will be offering a 4-week Mindfulness Course as part of its Senior Wellness Activity Programme (SWAP) starting on March 18th 2021. Please contact Angela Lennon for more information or to book a place at angela.lennon@sspship.ie or on 087 109 0106.

Text 50808

50808 is a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small. Text HELLO to 50808 to start a conversation, any time - day or night. Further information at click here 

HSE – Mental Health Services

Visit HSE website for mental health supports and services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more here

Database of Supports for Children and Young People

Produced by Dublin Children and Young People’s Services Committee, the database is available here

Let’s Talk DLR

Connecting young people to the right mental health supports in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Click here for more information.

Spun Out

Ireland's Youth Information Website where information on a range of different topics is broken down into sections including employment, health and education. Click here to visit their website.

Cuala Mental Health Awareness 

To watch a very powerful video on mental health from Colman Mac Cionnaith please click here

This week we are turning our attention to mental health awareness. There is so much talk about mental health in the papers, media and social media that sometimes the message can get lost.

For the Cuala Mental Health Awareness Week we want to simplify it we have asked 15 of our senior players to share some tips that may help in your day-to-day life. Please read and repost so that we can get the messages to as many people as possible.

The core message is that we are all in this life together and we need to look out for ourselves and each other. No matter who we are, we are going to have good days and bad days but we need to remember that the bad days will pass. When you are having the bad days, reach out to your friends and family because we are all here to help. When you are having your good days, look out for your friends and family as they may be struggling.
 
It’s ok not to be ok.  Reach out.Listen to some of the senior players with small tips for us all on how to improve each day click here

Supports for Youths & Parents on Mental Health, Positive Choices & Relationships

My Project-Offers a range of supportive evidenced based programmes for youths and parents including individual, small group and parent and child supports. email: info@myp.ie, see here

ALONE Coronavirus Helpline for older people

If you have any concerns or queries about Covid-19, ALONE have a dedicated supportline, 8a.m – 8p.m – 0818 222 024, see here

Age Action

Range of initiatives from Age Action in reponse to Covid-19 available here 

Senior Line

Peer to peer helpline and confidential listening service.  Freephone 1800 80 45 91, lines open every day from 10a.m – 10p.m  and more information here 

Age & Opportunity

Age and opportunity have many resources to help you during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tel:01 8057733.  Resilience Video Series here 

Suicide or Survive

Suicide or Survive have many online wellness webinars . There is no charge to attend these. Find out more here

Southside Traveller Action Group

Tel. (01) 295 7372 or email info@southsidetravellers.ie or Twitter: STAG@sstravellers

Purple House - Stanford Cancer Thriving & Surviving Programme

We will be running the Stanford Cancer Thriving & Surviving Programme starting Tuesday 9th February 2021 (2pm-4.30pm) for 7 Weeks Online.  This is a self management programme for Cancer survivors (3 months post treatment) with the aim of improving your quality of life to better manage your daily health. For more information click here Tel:  012866966 or email info@purplehouse.ie

Grow Mental Health Support Group & Community Educational Programme for all ages

Friendly, free, community based peer support groups for anyone experiencing mental health issues. Tel: 1890 474 474 or email info@grow.ie and more information here 

DLR Age Friendly Activity Magazine, Winter 2020 Includes information on Health & Wellbeing, Local Services & Supports, Short Stories & Poetry, Age Friendly Questionnaire, Recipes, Puzzles & lots more here

DLR Age Friendly County  here

 

 

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