The development of a national mental health promotion plan has been identified as a priority in Connecting for Life – Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020. The HSE Health and Wellbeing (H&W) Division and the Department of Health have been allocated lead responsibility for the development of this plan.
In order to inform the development of this plan, the Health and Wellbeing Division wish to gain an overview of mental health promotion activity ongoing within HSE & HSE funded agencies.
If you are involved in the delivery of a HSE-funded initiative, project or training that promotes the mental health of individuals, families, organisations or communities as one of its primary objectives we are very keen to hear about your work and ask that you complete the following brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MappingMentalHealthPromotionActivity
Examples of relevance include initiatives related to:
- Promoting self-esteem, resilience, enhanced and coping skills and behaviours that promote and protect mental health
- Enhancing social connectedness and social supports e.g “social prescribing”
- Supporting family life e.g parenting programmes
- Reducing stigma
- Stress reduction e.g “Stress control”
- Community development initiatives to improve mental health
Please note the above list is not exhaustive.
The following activity is excluded from this mapping exercise:
- Initiatives, projects or training that are short-term or once-off and do not have funding beyond the next 6 months.
- Suicide prevention training e.g Assist and safeTALK
- Activity focused on the treatment of mental illness.
The closing date for completed surveys is Friday 28 April 2017.
Please contact Orla Walsh, Project Manager, Wellbeing & Mental Health firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.