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29 Nov, 2018

Post Natal Depression: A guide for Mothers, Family and Friends

After giving birth, most mothers experience some degree of mood swings. There are 3 main kinds of post natal mood change: Baby blues Puerperal psychosis Postnatal depression Baby blues. So common they are considered normal for new mothers They usually begin 2-4 days after baby is born. You may have crying spells, increased feelings of […]

27 Nov, 2018

HSE launches Mental Health Campaign for Young People

HSE launches Mental Health Campaign for Young People https://www2.hse.ie/mental-health/   The HSE has  launched a new mental health campaign specifically targeted at young people. The ‘Mind Monster’ campaign was developed to raise awareness among adolescents and young adults of ways to look after their mental health. Focusing on things that are known to cause stress and […]

2 Aug, 2018

Having a say in Mental Health Services – Coffee Morning in Letterkenny

Have you had experience with the mental health services whether as a service user, family member, carer or supporter of someone with a mental health needs? The purpose of the HSE’s Mental Health Engagement team is to provide a welcoming space for people with experience of using mental health services and those who support them […]

19 Jul, 2018

Supporting family members or friends with mental health difficulties

If you are supporting someone who has a mental health difficulty you may have questions about their diagnosis, treatment, medication, ongoing support etc. Here is a handy guide from the HSE which you may find useful. You can also download a more detailed booklet at https://www.healthpromotion.ie/publication/fullListing?category=Mental+Health&searchHSE=  

26 Apr, 2018

Jigsaw Donegal offers 5 simple ways to support your mental health

Are you looking for simple ways to support your mental health? Have a look at the Jigsaw Donegal video on this link – MyWee5 – five simple ways to support your mental health every day. Just click the link:- https://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/news-and-events/post/mywee5 If you want to find out more about Jigsaw just click this link:- https://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/

26 Apr, 2018

What is Jigsaw Donegal?

Jigsaw Donegal provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25, with our centre based at Pearse Road in Letterkenny. Just click the link to find out more: – https://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/ Jigsaw Donegal aims to make sure that young people’s voices are heard, and that they get the right support, where […]

16 Apr, 2018

A difficult childhood doesn’t have to mean a difficult future

We can all face challenges growing up but for some children those challenges can add up into something bigger which could create real problems for them in later life – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a short animation about ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences – and how care and support can […]

8 Mar, 2018

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Jigsaw Donegal will be presenting an evening on Supporting Young People’s Mental Health in the Community Room at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, Letterkenny on Tuesday 20th March 7.30 – 9pm. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information on Jigsaw just click the link:-    https://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/

4 Dec, 2017

Teen Talk with Louise Lynch

What is Teen Talk? Teen Talk is a free and confidential one to one ‘listening ear’ service that is based in Letterkenny.  We mostly work with young people between the ages of 12 and 25.  Young people experiencing difficulty in their life can avail of this support to help them cope with issues such as […]