SOS wellness workshop and eden programme coming to Mayo

Suicide or Survive (SOS ) is bringing its wellness workshop and eden programme to the Mayo community.

SOS, in partnership with Mayo Suicide Prevention Alliance, is hosting a wellness workshop on Thursday, March 10, in Newman Institute, Cathedral Close, Ballina. This is a full day workshop that aims to help people understand and take responsibility for their own mental health. SOS is currently running a series of workshops throughout the country which are being offered free of charge to participants.

Workshop facilitators come from very diverse backgrounds including clinical psychology, motivational speakers, lived life experiences and trained therapists. They combine personal testimony with practical tools and tips that people can use in their everyday lives to improve their wellness. The workshop will look at thinking processes, the wellness continuum, mindfulness, personality traits and the wheel of change. This is done in an interactive, non-intrusive and fun way.

Areas covered on the day include relaxation and stress management, understanding the relationship between thoughts and emotions, developing a wellness toolkit and daily plan. The workshop runs from 9am to 4.30pm with lunch included. If you or anyone you know would like to attend contact Jacqui or Lisa on (1890 ) 577 577 to book your free place. Please note that bookings can only be made by telephone.

The eden programme is specifically for people who have made a suicide attempt or who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. This innovative programme provides a safe space where participants can explore their experiences and move away from suicide as an option of choice in times of crisis. The programme is educational in nature, but with a therapeutic element and aims to empower participants to make appropriate choices in terms of their day-to-day lives, and in times of emotional crisis.

The programme forms one part of an individual’s support system and encourages those who attend to work on building natural supports in their own communities. The programme, which commences in the spring, is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has experienced a suicide attempt or had suicidal thoughts. No referral is necessary.

For more information contact Mary at [email protected] or call Theresa on (089 ) 491 2503.

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