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Talks & discussions how to support young people’s well-being – May 7th, Balbriggan

Mental health is the number one health issue for young people in Ireland today. Common issues include anxiety, tension, worry, family problems and school avoidance.  Are you interested in understanding more about youth mental health?

Cairde, Balbriggan Integration Forum, in collaboration with Jigsaw North Fingal, is hosting a free information evening for parents and other concerned adults on young people’s mental health and well-being.

The evening will consist of talks delivered by Jigsaw North Fingal on ‘Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health’ followed by a discussion and open dialogue on supporting the mental health of young people growing up in Balbriggan.

‘Supporting Young People’s Mental Health’ is an hour-long talk aimed at parents and other adults concerned about the mental health of young people.

The talk covers the following topics:

  • ·         Key issues impacting on the mental health and well-being of young people
  • ·         The building blocks of mental health
  • ·         The 5-a-day for promoting positive mental health in young people
  • ·         The value of listening as a way of supporting youth mental health

Emilia  Marchelewska of Cairde said:

“Parents using Cairde services confide in us their worries about their children. We want to empower parents in the area, including migrants to support better mental health of all young people. The discussion taking place after the talk will give us all more insight into how various communities understand and experience mental health. Consequently, we envisage it will improve integration and intercultural understanding of service providers working in the area.

Armin Krautgasser of Jigsaw North Fingal said:

We work with the whole community to better support our young peoples mental health and well-being and this talk and open dialogue facilitates this. People who have attended these talks in the past reported that they felt more confident about supporting young peoples mental health. 

I certainly feel more equipped to help a young person who feels troubled and would highly recommend this information session to parents, family members and anyone in the community who comes into contact with young people.

Date:                    Wednesday 7th May, 2014

Time:                   4:00pm- 6:30pm

                          & 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Venue:                Cairde Balbriggan, Old St. Georges School, Hampton Street, Balbriggan

To reserve a place : MentalHealth@cairde.ie; 01 8020785,

Everybody is welcome. Booking advised. Refreshments Provided

The events are hosted by Cairde as part of ‘Be Aware. Be Well. Migrant Mental Health Initiative’,  Health & Well-Being Subgroup of Balbriggan Integration Forum and Jigsaw North Fingal and are supported by the HSE Dublin North.

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