Looking after mental health helps us achieve our goals

As part of Laois Connects Mental Health Week Carol Delaney & Noelle Moran of the HSE will deliver a workshop on ‘Enhancing our Coping Skills to Stay Well’.

As part of Laois Connects Mental Health Week Carol Delaney & Noelle Moran of the HSE will deliver a workshop on ‘Enhancing our Coping Skills to Stay Well’.

The purpose of the talk is to empower people with positive easy to use coping skills that can be beneficial in everyday living.

The organisers say that mental health problems are very common affecting one in four people and they range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. The majority of people who experience mental health problems can get over them or learn to live with them, especially if they get help early on. The state of one’s mental health can influence the ways in which they look at themselves, their life and others around them.

It also strongly influences an individual’s potential for achieving their goals and is an important tool in obtaining and maintaining a feeling of well being.

Mental health problems affect the way you think, feel and behave and can impact the way one copes with life and the stressors and challenges that are part of the human experience.

Coping skills are methods a person uses to deal with stressful situations. Obtaining and maintaining good coping skills does take practice. However, utilizing these skills becomes easier over time. Positive coping skills are essential in maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing.

The talk takes place in Portlaoise Parish Centre, on Friday, October 10 at 11am. All are welcome to the event which is free of charge.