In conjunction with the HSE Midlands Suicide Prevention Resource Service, OLDC delivers mental health promotion programmes, suicide awareness training and Traveller Mental Health Projects as outlined below.


Mental Health Promotion

These programmes are delivered to community groups and organisations throughout the area and include:

- Mental Health and Well-Being,

- Stress and Stress Management,

- Depression Awareness,

- Understanding Deliberate Self-Harm


Suicide Awareness Training

This initiative works closely with the HSE Midlands Suicide Prevention Resource Officer in the delivery of services pursuant to ‘Reach Out’ – Irish National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention 2005 -2014. Specific suicide awareness programmes delivered in the area include:

SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)

A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)


Traveller Mental Health

The initiative also delivers, in partnership with Traveller representatives and Traveller Primary Healthcare Programmes, culturally appropriate responses to the mental health needs of Travellers as identified in the All Ireland Traveller Health Status Study.

It specifically targets Traveller Training centres and health groups, including Traveller men, with the aim of developing mental health promotion and suicide prevention initiatives.


 **New** Positive mental health section on OLDC website

OLDC is proud to announce the launch of its new health promotion linkoffering a range of short video clips and literature to support Positive Mental Health among our community.  New material will be uploaded regularly, so add us to your ‘Favourites’ bar and enjoy


For further information on this initiative contact:

Anthony O'Prey
Health Promotion Officer
Offaly Local Development Company
Millennium House
Main St
Co. Offaly

Tel: 087 1785 685 / 057 9322 850

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