Minding Your Mood

Keep Well - Managing Your Mood

Life is quite difficult and stressful for a lot of us right now and it’s important to reach out and get help when you feel everything is getting too much. We’ll all get through this together by helping each other where and when we can.

For support on minding your mental health during COVID-19 go www.yourmentalhealth.ie or HSE Stress Control 

The Kilkenny COVID19 Community Response Forum has a dedicated helpline to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency.

The Covid Helpline hours are now extended and will operate from 8am to 8pm – 7 days a week.

Phone: 1800 326 522
Email: covidsupport@kilkennycoco.ie

Nationwide Survey of singing for health and wellbeing groups.
The University of Limerick has launched a nationwide survey of singing for health and wellbeing groups. The aim is to create the first ever comprehensive map of singing and health initiatives across the Republic of Ireland. A team at UL is now looking to augment the already robust and varied evidence-base of singing, health and wellbeing with a research project which will be the first ever, comprehensive map of singing for health and wellbeing in Ireland and singing on social prescription. The project will explore the role of singing to reduce social isolation and support positive mental health.
Please complete the survey if you run a choir/singing group with a specific health/wellbeing focus:
If you would like to find out more about the research project or share knowledge you have in this area, please contact Liz at: Elizabeth.helitzer@ul.ie
Invitation to International Men's Day Webinar: Men's Mental Health in these Challenging Times
An invitation to attend an upcoming webinar on International Men's Day the 19th November focussed on Men's Mental Health in these Challenging Times in partnership with the Men's Health Forum in Ireland and the Centre for Men's Health in IT Carlow.
It will highlight recent research and promote important messages for men in relation to their mental health. There will be an exciting line up of speakers on men's health including inputs on farmers, men who attend men's sheds and young men as well as a discussion panel with representatives from the GAA, SpunOut, Mental Health Ireland, Healthy Ireland in the Department of Health and the HSE. 
Pieta provide professional one-to-one therapeutic services to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed.
Call free 1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444
Barnardos provide a national telephone support service for parents, in response to the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Freephone 1800 910 123 (from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday).
They also provide a children’s bereavement helpline service, for all members of the public telephone 01 473 2110 (from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Thursday). Referrals will be accepted for children up to the age of 18 who have parental/carer’s consent.
Jigsaw is a mental health charity focused on providing expert advice and support, online and in person, to young people across Ireland aged 12 - 25 years-old.
Find a Jigsaw near you by visiting jigsaw.ie/services.
Talk to one of the team through 1:1 Live Chat by visiting jigsaw.ie/livechat. Contact our support line on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544729) (1pm to 5pm Mon to Fri).
Text CALL ME to 086 180 3880 and one of the team can call you back when it suits you.
Visit jigsaw.ie for more information or email help@jigsaw.ie
MyMind provides free online and phone supports, psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults under the COVID-19 project. Clients of age 16 and above can use free-of-charge online counselling.
If you would like to book an appointment you can do so by contacting MyMind through email at hq@mymind.org or calling the office at 0766 80 10 60 (9am - 5pm).
For more information, please visit www.mymind.org.
Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood-related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.
Free phone 1800 804848 or email supportmail@aware.ie
Aware also offers free online mental health education programmes that you can do from home. These programmes provide tools to help cope with anxiety, unhelpful thoughts and common life challenges. Log on to https://www.aware.ie/education/#adult-programmes.
Childline (ISPCC) is Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for young people up to the age of 18.
Freephone 1800 666 666 (any time, day or night).
Text 50101 (from 10am to 4pm every day).
Chat online at www.childline.ie (from 10am to 4pm everyday).
Samaritans telephone service is available 24 hours a day.
Freephone 116 123.
For confidential, non-judgmental support email jo@samaritans.ie
Visit www.samaritans.ie  for details of the nearest branch.

Minding Your Mood

Health Service Executive - HSE Helpline Call save including COVID 19 information: 1850 24 1850 or (041) 6850300 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm

Healthy Food Made Easy www.hse.ie/communitycooking and nutrition information for keeping well this winter.Smoking Cessation Support: www.quit.ie .
MyMind online counselling sessions (fully subsidised), for people experiencing difficulties related to Covid-19 is available on https://mymind.org/COVID-19-project
Mental health information and resources at www.yourmentalhealth.ie and from the your mental health information line, 1800 111 888 .
Online drop-in clinic for health care workers and adult members of the public who may be feeling stressed or anxious about the impact of COVID-19 SECHPsychResponse@hse.ie
"Minding your mental health during the Covid 19 pandemic" www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/covid-19/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html

FREE Work Place Living Well programme that is being delivered by HSE in the South East

See a copy of the leaflet outlining the programme here. You are encouraged to take up a place on it if you yourself are either living with a long-term health condition or caring for someone with a long term health condition, such as (but are not limited to); Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart conditions, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Arthritis, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Chronic pain, Depression.

Workplace Living Well  is available free of charge for all healthcare staff (including home support workers, admin staff, GP’s, Practice Nurses, pharmacy, ambulance staff, An Garda Siochana or Local Authority staff)

It is provided in two x 1hr workshops a week over six weeks.

Delivery dates

Introductory SessionMonday18/01/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 1 (A)Monday25/01/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 1 (B)Thursday28/01/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 2 (A)Monday01/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 2 (B)Thursday04/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 3 (A)Monday08/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 3 (B)Thursday11/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 4 (A)Monday15/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 4 (B)Thursday18/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 5 (A)Monday22/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 5 (B)Thursday25/02/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 6 (A)Monday01/03/20211.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 6 (B)Thursday04/03/20211.00pm – 2.00pm

For more information visit www.hse.ie/LivingWell or email SelfManagementSupportsSECH@hse.ie

Dedicated support line for older people from 8am-8pm 7 days a week 0818 222 024 .

Freephone Support Line 1800 80 48 48 every day 10am to 10pm or www.aware.ie
Email supportmail@aware.ie for services information and support.

1800 80 45 91 daily from 10am-10pm, including all public holidays

(01) 475 6989 Mon to Fri 9:30am - 5.00pm Email helpline@ageaction.ie

Jigsaw will operate a call back service and provides a primary care level mental health service to young people aged 12 to 25. They can support young people whose mental health concerns/difficulties are in the mild to moderate range. Jigsaw also supports adults concerned about the mental health of those aged 12-25.
- (01) 4727010 info@jigsaw.ie
- www.jigsaw.ie

Volunteer Ireland/Volunteer Centres - Contact details for volunteer centres are available at https://www.volunteer.ie/your-local-volunteer-centre/

- Info Line: 1890 474 474
- www.grow.ie
- Email: info@grow.ie

- Information line (01) 284 1166 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
- Email info@mentalhealthireland.ie

- Freephone 1800 247 247 available 24 hours a day 365 days of the year
- Text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)

- Freephone 116 123 available 24 hours a day 365 days of the year
- Email jo@samaritans.ie

- Counselling and psychotherapy available nationally online
- Visit www.mymind.org or email hq@mymind.org

A free confidential 24/7 messaging service for people in crisis
- Text TALK to 086 1800 280

- www.turn2me.ie for peer support online, online support groups and one to one counselling online for over 18 years


New campaign to get Kilkenny reading during Covid

Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.

Kilkenny County Council Library Service have teamed up with libraries nationwide, publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep Well initiative and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment.

The campaign is asking everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ on Ireland Reads Day, Thursday, February 25th.

A new website www.irelandreads.ie has been set up where people can pledge to read on the day and see how much time has been pledged by the Irish public so far.

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