“We’ve got you” Mondays
Over the next coming weeks, to help maintain your mental health and navigate the current pandemic, we will be sharing the various supports and altered services our partners are providing.
First up this week is our partner Aware. Below you will find information on their supports, volunteer opportunities, educational programmes and some tips on managing your mental health.
Aware provides support services which are available to individuals managing their own experience of depression or bipolar disorder, as well as to people who are concerned about a loved one.
All supports are offered free of charge.
Making the first call takes a lot of courage, whether this is the first time you’re concerned about your mood, or this is a recurring feeling. Picking up the phone to talk to us is a positive step. Freephone Support Line 1800 80 48 48 is open 7 days a week from 10am-10pm.
Sometimes it isn’t easy to talk on the phone. If you are feeling the impact of the current pandemic, concerned about your mood and not sure what services are available to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response in under 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Phone-in Support & Self-Care Groups
Experience anxiety, mild to moderate depression, bipolar disorder or other mood related conditions? In light of #Covid19, Aware has a new Phone-in Support & Self Care Group. Find out what’s involved and register now: http://bit.ly/S_Groups Supporting your #mentalhealth
Life Skills Online
If you need help managing feelings of stress, worry, anxiety or depression – Aware’s Life Skills Online programme may be for you. If you would like to find out more and be notified when registration is available online, sign up here: http://bit.ly/AwareLSO It’s free and delivered entirely online over 8 weeks. Learn simple and practical skills to help cope with life’s challenges.
Virtual Life Skills Programme
As we had to postpone the face-to-face Life Skills Programme, we have launched a virtual programme with an online classroom. Learn how to make small, practical changes to reduce some of the symptoms associated with #anxiety #stress or #depression. Full details: http://bit.ly/AwareLSP
Anxiety During Covid-19
Bríd O’Meara, Director of Services at Aware, has put together information on what we can do to help manage our levels of anxiety at this time. Everything from understanding the role of anxiety, to helpful actions you can take to look out for yourself. Read full piece here: https://bit.ly/Anxiety_C19
If you are in need of support please reach out and avail of any of the above resources