Mapping Exercise of HSE and HSE-funded Mental Health Promotion Activity

 

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.

 

In addition, if you are familiar with work underway by HSE-funded agencies that fulfils this description we ask that you forward the survey link to the relevant agency for completion.

 

The closing date for completed surveys is Friday April 28th.

 

Please contact Orla Walsh, Project Manager, Wellbeing & Mental Health  orla.walsh7@hse.ie for further information.

 

Points to note:

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.