Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Mental Health Communications – update from Suicide Resource Office

Hi all,

I hope you’re keeping well during this unusually busy time. I just wanted give you a quick update on some current Mental Health Communications work related to Covid-19. You may well be overwhelmed by the amount of information that is being circulated but you might also find it useful.

Update on public messaging:

There is some great content on Minding your Mental Health during Coronavirus which was added to the main Covid-19 Information section on HSE.ie last Saturday. You can find it here. The page covers topics such as;

  • Advice on managing anxiety
  • The importance of maintaining good routines
  • Managing mental health during self-isolation
  • The importance of social connection through social media
  • Advice on how to manage mental health conditions such as OCD.

We are working with colleagues in HSE Mental Health to develop more content relevant to those that currently use our services as well as more wider public messaging and will continue to add more content to the page over the coming days. We are also working on a calendar of social media messaging for our ymh channels.

Update on services:

In light of current restrictions to face to face services we have a new page with details of online and phone supports that can be found here. We will share details through our social channels and will continue to add/update as required.

Update for partners:

You are probably aware that the National Communications Division have also uploaded general Covid-19 materials in a variety of languages on to HSE.ie. You can find those here. They also have a page with resources for partners including videos and other materials which you can view here.

Update for staff:

Lastly I would just draw your attention to information for those working in the health service on the importance of minding your mental health. There is some great information on supports and resources for staff that you can find on the staff section of the HSSE website.  https://healthservice.hse.ie/staff/news/coronavirus-news/

Tracy Nugent (Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention)