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COVID-19 and Mental Health

The current challenges brought about by COVID-19 for people all around the globe have caused fear, anxiety, and uncertainty for so many of us. It’s important to understand you are not alone in how you are feeling right now, and there are practical, healthy ways to help cope with these emotions. Expand the description to …
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Minding Your Wellbeing Session 5: Improving Our Resilience

Invites participants to build their resilience, learn about the building blocks of resilience including the importance of focussing on strengths._____________________________________ A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible.Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, …
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Minding Your Wellbeing Session 4: Building Positive Relationships

Discusses ways in which participants can nurture, value and foster positive relationships which are so important for mental wellbeing._______________________A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible.Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and …
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Minding Your Wellbeing Session 3: Exploring Emotions

Encourages participants to notice their emotions and increase their positive emotions to improve their wellbeing. __________________ A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible. Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. …
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Minding Your Wellbeing Session 2: Understanding Our Thoughts

Invites participants to reflect on their own thinking and consider how thinking patterns can impact  wellbeing. _______________ A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible. Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and …
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Minding Your Wellbeing Session 1: Practicing Self Care

Explores the idea of individual’s ‘self-care’ and encourages participants to build their own ‘self-care toolkit’ which includes healthy habits for our mental health and wellbeing ___________________________Take a positive approach to your mental health with our Minding Your Wellbeing video series. There are four other videos in the series. #MindingYourWellbeing #Keepwell Brought to you by HSE Health …
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Coalition Conversations. The Policy Context: Sharing the Vision

The Policy Context: Sharing the Vision In June 2020, we saw the publication of Ireland’s new mental health policy ‘Sharing the Vision: A Mental Health Policy for Everyone.’ This policy is a ten-year plan to improve Ireland’s mental health systems and is hugely relevant to addressing the mental health impacts of COVID-19. We would like …
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Coalition Conversations. The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland

The Community Context: Learnings from Samaritans Ireland As we are confronted with COVID-19 and what are worrying times, the support provided by the community and voluntary sector has never been more important. This new way of living and the uncertainty we face will naturally give rise to challenging feelings and many of our members and …
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Coalition Coversations. The Gender Context: Women’s Mental Health Impact

The Gender Context: Women’s Mental Health Impact While COVID-19 has been challenging for many, how we are impacted will vary from person to person. Recent studies have indicated that the current crisis has had a significant effect on the mental health and wellbeing of women in Ireland. A survey conducted by the National Women’s Council …
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Coalition Conversations. The Irish Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector

The Irish Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector Prior to COVID-19, Ireland’s Mental health services, although improving, were already far behind other areas of the health service. Responding to meet the existing and additional mental health needs, organisations and services have undergone rapid transformation. During this webinar, we were joined by expert …
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Coalition Conversations. Youth Mental Health: Changes During COVID-19

Coalition Conversations. Youth Mental Health: Changes During COVID-19 Mental Health Reform, the national coalition for mental health in Ireland, presents the ‘Coalition Conversations’ webinar series. COVID-19 and public health measures have brought about huge changes to the way we live. While necessary, these measures have had a significant effect on young people, their lives and …
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Coalition Conversations. The European Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector

The European Context: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health sector The COVID-19 pandemic is global in nature, putting strain on the physical and mental well-being of populations around the world. Before delving into the Irish Context, we will be joined by Dr Daniel Chisholm, Programme Manager for Mental Health at the WHO Regional Office …
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