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Positive Mental Health
Positive Mental Health

About

The Positive Mental Health Foundation was set up in 2005 at a time of escalation in tragic young deaths. The Pilot Phase was successfully completed in 2005/06 in 3 schools in Galway,1 boys' school, 1 girls' school and 1 co-ed school. The initiative was driven by the goal of PMH which was to implement positive health promotion as early as possible in school through training and education and to reduce the stigma attached to mental health matters. The Programme aims to provide a safe framework within which the participants can learn to express themselves and to learn coping skills and strategies that will enable them to meet the inevitable challenges of life and encourage them to verbalise their feelings, thoughts, fears and anxieties. The essential ethos of PMH is to foster among young people (A) Psychological wellbeing (B) Strong Support System and (C) Personal Resources necessary to achieve their desired potential. To this end PMH gives a basic training in group skills to a group of worthy volunteers who deliver well thought-out Programme of Modules on mental/emotional issues to secondary level schools in Galway City and County.
We need volunteers for fundraising, facilitating school courses and PR. If you have knowledge of fundraising, logistics or design, we are very interested in you!

Opportunities

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New volunteering opportunities should be entered through the student volunteer website. You can still view your previously entered opportunities here.

Volunteers are fully trained to facilitate discussions with transition year students about mental and emotional issues facing young people. Excellent opportunity to gain experience of working with young people, learning about mental health issues and gain group work skills. Ongoing projects are: Preparing modules for school entry Preparing group…

Help us raise funds for our schools programme and market our service with the general public.

Volunteers are fully trained to facilitate discussions with first year and transition year students about mental and emotional issues facing young people. Excellent opportunity to gain experience of working with young people, learning about mental health issues and gain group work skills. Ongoing projects including events, fundraising and awareness raising.