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Mental Health and Building Resilience

Brian Howard, Mental Health Ireland.


Building resilience together

Building Resilience Together

Brian Howard, CEO

Mental Health Ireland


Mental health ireland
Mental Health Ireland

  • Who we are

  • Its origins

  • Aims

  • Activities


Building resilience
Building Resilience

  • Simple Definition

  • Its Origins

  • Why Mental Health Ireland adopted it.


Building resilience1
Building Resilience

  • Addressing the issue of Mental Health at Individual / Organisation / Community/

    National levels.

  • Mental Health Ireland

    • Education /Awareness /Promotion of Mental Health


Building resilience2
Building Resilience

  • Breaking out from the view that Building Resilience is a “Health Service” initiative.

  • Sports Organisations.

  • The Arts Community.

  • Student Activities.

  • County Community Fora.


Building resilience3
Building Resilience

  • Key Messages/Principles:-

    • Simplicity/Common Sense

    • Accessible

    • Not age related/limited

    • Stigma Reducing


Building resilience4
Building Resilience

  • Main Messages

    • Sign Up

    • Link In

    • Get Involved


Why build resilience
Why Build Resilience

  • Natural defence to difficult / stressful life events.

  • Behaviours / Thoughts / Actions that can be learned


Building resilience5
Building Resilience

Tips to Build Resilience:

  • Take time for yourself

  • Community Activities

  • Sport Activities

  • Time with people who make you feel good

  • Plenty of rest

  • Talk out your troubles

  • Learn to ask for help


Building resilience6
Building Resilience

Now and the Future

  • Acknowledge efforts of County / Community Fora

  • Partnership with other community/sporting bodies – e.g. Ladies Gaelic Football

  • Partnership with Statutory Services

    - e.g. H.S.E. / various Government Departments

  • Direct focus at particular groups / sectors


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