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To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Week, Cycle against Suicide honoured the efforts and achievements of 45 secondary schools from all over Ireland recently, including St Joseph’s, Castlebar, in promoting positive mental health awareness and their dedication to spreading the message that ‘it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’.
Knitting Circle: Winter Knits
One in 10 nurses hired by Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) since January has returned from overseas.
Athlone Mental Health Ireland and the Health and Safety Authority have come together in association with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work to present national mental health and wellbeing in the workplace seminars in October.
With one quarter of over 65s living alone, week four of The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town programme will focus on encouraging adults to engage in community life, avoid social isolation, and age positively.
Longford-Westmeath TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has been informed by the HSE that the review of services in St Hilda’s in Athlone and St Christopher’s in Longford is scheduled to be completed by September 30.
Adult Literacy Awareness week takes place from Monday to Friday, September 21-25. The aim of the week is to promote local literacy services, raise awareness of the benefits of improving reading, writing, and numeracy skills, and to highlight the benefits of helping people with poor literacy and numeracy skills accessing adult education, to create a more inclusive society.
As it prepares to meet growing demands for support from families and individuals this winter, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Galway will hold two information evenings to recruit volunteers on Wednesday September 23 from 6pm to 8pm in the Westside Resource Centre and Thursday September 23 from 6pm to 8pm in the Menlo Park Hotel.
SHUFFLE! RETURNS to the Róisín Dubh tomorrow from 11pm and will be a fundraiser for Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity campaign, which is collecting supplies to bring to migrants stranded in Calais and living in tents.
A national survey entitled The Economic Costs for Families Raising a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland is being undertaken and led by Áine Roddy, an Irish Research Council Health Economics PhD Scholar at NUI, Galway. Her PhD supervisor is Professor Ciaran O’Neill. It will be the first international study to provide an in-depth analysis and evidence-based research on the direct and indirect costs incurred by families due to caring for a child with an ASD.