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New government funding to support community mental health initiatives in Laois

Sports and community organisations in Laois are set to benefit from new Government funding for community mental health initiatives - according to Laois/Offaly TD...

Fr Paddy: Helpful tips to mind our mental health

Recent research shows that levels of mental illness, anxiety, and depression are at an all-time high, especially among younger people. I recently came across...

Exciting lineup as Laois GAA club set to launch new initiative

Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton may have lost the county final, but that won't stop them in doing something for the community. They are launching "BK Connects" on...

Four community-based mental health facilities in Laois are unregulated, leaving people...

A report by the Mental Health Commission says that four mental community based mental health facilities in Laois are unregulated, leaving people with severe...

Mental health event to kick off in Laois this weekend

'Let’s Talk and Walk’ kicks off this month, which will see a series of community walks take place in Coillte forest parks across the...

Mental health role needs to be reinstated in the Midlands, says...

A Laois County councillor has issued calls for the role of a creative workshop supervisor to be reinstated for young people in the Midlands at...

2018 Remembered – WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about recent...

In October, a young Laois man spoke honestly about his mental health in a candid Facebook video. Dean Maher of Stradbally emotionally recalled his attempt...

WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about recent suicide attempt in...

This is an incredibly brave and deeply selfless thing to do. A young Stradbally man has opened up about his own struggles with mental health...

Top tips to look after your mental health

A regular rounders correspondent for LaoisToday, Jamie Dowling has penned a piece on how he has learnt to deal with mental health issues, and...

Unacceptable waiting times for mental health appointments in Laois

Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin has said that adults in Laois are waiting an unacceptable length of time for mental health appointments. Deputy O’Loughlin who is a...

Large increase in mental health services funding in Laois as demand...

Funding for Child and Adult Mental Health Services in Laois and Offaly has increased by over €1.2 million due to a major increase in...

In Pictures: Successful information evening on mental health and addiction

A public meeting on mental health was held in Laois last night, with renowned singer Senator Frances Black the keynote speaker. Fianna Fáil TD for...

Renowned singer to speak on mental health in Portarlington

A public meeting on mental health will be held in Portarlington at the end of the month, with renowned singer Senator Frances Black confirmed...

Mental health campaign aimed at tackling stigmas

We need to break down the stigma associated with mental health to tackle the issue - so says a campaigner. Josephine Rigney, a Midlands Suicide Prevention...

Two Laois secondary schools scoop prestigious Mental Health Awards

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services held its Mission Possible awards this week, celebrating the achievements of schools around the country in promoting positive mental...

In Pictures: Knockbeg turns orange for mental health awareness

The sun shone brightly of Friday as Knockbeg College turned orange for mental health awareness. They were just one of a number of secondary schools...

Wired with Whelan: Suicide is dangerous, it brings on many changes

Through early morning fog I see Visions of the things to be The pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see That suicide is...

Teenage mental health: Free seminar for parents in Laois

Parents in Laois who want to learn how to help their teenage children through issues such as anxiety and self-harm can avail of free...

WATCH: Fallen Lights perform in Portlaoise pub to raise awareness for...

Band Fallen Lights blew the roof off Sally's Portlaoise last night on Day 28 of an incredible tour. As part of the release of their...

Stradbally man launches solo run to fund mental health services in...

A young Stradbally man has launched his own campaign to improve mental health services in Laois schools. Dean Maher, 21, was inspired to do something...