Family Caring & Mental Health: course starting in September 2021

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Mental Health and Family Caring; Supporting the Supporter

  • Two sessions: Morning 10am  and Evening 7pm
  • Numbers limited
  • Start Date: 6th of September  



This workshop will support families in building skills to look after their own wellbeing whilst caring for a person living with a mental health challenge.



By the end of this workshop Family Carers will have:


  • Had time to reflect on and build tools and techniques to enhance their self-care
  • Expanded their understanding of the concepts of mental health, mental illness and recovery
  • Increased awareness around their boundaries with regard to personal wellbeing and the caring role
  • Had an opportunity to learn about and practice communication skills and active listening techniques
  • Learned about supports and services available for those who are caring


Workshop Delivery Outline


Week 1 Welcome and introductions to the programme

Let’s Talk Mental Health

Stress and Self Care



Week 2 Principles and Practices of Recovery

Recovery and the Family

Examples of Recovery Focussed Services



Week 3 & Week 4 Communicating in Families

Communications Skills

Tips and Tools for communicating



Week 5 Q&A Panel Discussion

Meet with guest speakers and facilitators

Discuss key areas relating to mental health and family caring



Alice McDonnell, Coordinator

Email: alice@mentalhealthireland.ie Phone: 0873545079


Mary French, Peer Educator

Email mary@mentalhealthireland.ie Phone: 0864643562


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