SOSAD Ireland has announced the introduction of a new initiative called Mindful Connect which is a partnership with Healthy Meath and Healthy Louth to recruit and train volunteers from as many communities, clubs, groups, and organisations as possible to become Wellbeing Ambassadors.
"The only criteria is that you must be over 18, passionate about mental health, and active in your local community!" said a SOSAD spokesperson.
The project will identify many of the groups and organisations offering positive mental health supports in Counties Meath and Louth and compile them in a resource pack that will be readily available to the public and updated regularly.
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Members of these groups and other local volunteers in Meath and Louth will be able to become a Mindful Connect Ambassador. This role will involve undertaking free training both on the resource pack itself and on other skills to support them in their role as an Ambassador. Recruitment of the Ambassadors has just commenced!
Carol Murphy, General Manager of SOSAD Ireland said:
“I think we have all come to realise that investing in our positive mental health is what will give us the resources for the low times.
“I would hope that Mindful Connect will help more people to be able to get the help, support and information they need to enable them to experience better positive mental health.
“The second phase of the project will be the recruitment of the Ambassadors. The training by SOSAD Ireland will provide the Ambassadors with the skills to use their voice and networks to promote positive conversations about positive mental health in their community”.
If you would like to get involved, or would like any further information contact Dave Lawlor at email@example.com) or by phone on 085 7476 135).