Free mental health and wellbeing course in Athlone

Are you living in or near Athlone and would you like to learn more about supporting your mental and emotional wellbeing or providing support to others?

A free five week Community Mental Health Education Programme is being run by the mental health charity, GROW, in conjunction with the HSE and commences in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone, on Thursday, November 8.

Over the course of five Thursdays, a variety of topics will be explored. All sessions take place from 7.30-9.30pm and are free of charge. Those interested can attend one or all nights.

The course opens with a presentation on understanding and promoting positive mental health. The topics over the following weeks include mindfulness, managing stress and anxiety, suicide awareness and prevention, as well as coping with bereavement and loss.

“All are welcome to attend the programme, either on all five Thursdays or any one of the Thursday nights. As we head back into the routine of autumn and with the winter months approaching, it is especially important to be mindful of looking after our mental and emotional health and wellbeing,” GROW Area Coordinator Assumpta Lyons emphasised.

For more details about the community education programme or GROW weekly mental health support groups in your locality, contact 086 811 4135 or email: [email protected]


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