The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. This something we value and support here at Action Mental Health, where we have the vision of a “…society which actively values and supports people on their journey to positive mental health”.
Within the Action Mental Health Mensana Team we have been out in communities across Northern Ireland delivering our ‘Mindset’ Programme both face to face, with socially distanced groups and also remotely to groups connecting on-line. This training has been delivered to both groups of adults and also to young people aged 14 to 17.
‘Mindset’ is a mental and emotional health and well-being awareness programme that examines the following themes:-
- What is Mental Health
- Exploring Attitudes
- Challenging Stigma and Misconceptions
- Mental ill-health
- What is Stress
- Identifying positive coping strategies for reducing stress
- What is resilience and why is it important
- Techniques for building Personal Resilience
- Sources of Support
- Identifying Support Networks
- Signposting Sources of Support
Mindset is funded by the PHA so is there is no cost to those participating,(session can be delivered over one three hour session with breaks, or two 90 min sessions, tailored sessions to suit Adults and Young People (timings are slightly less for on-line delivery). Our only requirements are a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 18 per workshop. There is no limit on the amount of workshops that can be delivered.