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Mental Health: To coincide with World Mental Health Day the members of Solas Drop In Centre organised an event entitled - Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World - in the Markethouse on Wednesday, October 10th. The speakers had youth on their side and overall this was a wonderful and thought frovoking evening. Colaiste Oiriall places a huge emphasis on Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing. During Transition Year many programmes are taken on board to raise awareness of mental health and to allow students the opportunity to engage with this subject in a more in-depht way. A group of students attended on the night and shared their ideas, their feelings and outcomes they experienced from the programmes. Two students from Largy College were named Young Social Innovators of 2017 with a preject - Mend a Mind - which is all about mental health and they have produced three films to educate young people about mental health issues pertinent to young people. These films are powerful tools to get the message across that there is no shame in talking about mental health and the brought us through a film in a very professional manner and with great contact with the audience.  Stephen Dalton is a member of staff at Coláiste An Garda Síochána. He holds a MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science, a BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Traumatology. Stephen delivers lectures, workshops and motivational talks to Garda Students, regular Garda units and Executive Officers across the country in the areas of Wellness, Mindfulness and Trauma Based Stress. He is a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist practicing in Monaghan Town. Stephen also teaches Eastern Philosophy and Meditation in Monaghan on a weekly basis. His approach is fun, loving and empathetic. He explained some of the methods used to imporve well-being and to take control of emotions. We broke for refreshments at this stage and there was much discussion among the audience about the content which went before. Lowlight Gathering opened the second half and they entertained with their excellent brand of music and their obvious talents in music. The next speaker blew me away as the saying goes. This was Charlene McKenna, who needed no introduction, and she was interviewed by her aunt, Alice O’Neill. This was an extremely in-depth interview and a silent audience hung on every word from Charlene’s mouth. She was articulate but more important - she showed a mighty understanding of mental health issues and was obviously well read on the subject. This was a powerful presentation and she delivered it, not from a script, but from her heart. If she is out of acting work at any time she could do well to offer her services as a presenter of Mental health issues to schools. She got to the core of the issue and spoke in such a way that one could take comfort from the fact that things can be changed for the better. Alice could also take over from Tubridy as her manner and type of question open up a whole gambit of areas and issues in a very warm and friendly way. The entire event had Fergal McMahon as MC and I must applaud him for the excellent job he did and the terrific introductions to each group or individual. He carried out his function with confidence and know-how and put everyone at their ease. Well done to all concerned - a fantastic and very worthwhile event. Solas is a free and confidential mental health drop in centre provided by people who have experienced their own challenges in life and now provide a safe and supportive place for other people in their difficult times. Solas is located on the grounds of St Davnet's Campus, Rooskey, Monaghan and we are open from Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm. 047 7 29 30.
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Mental Health: To coincide with World Mental Health Day the members of Solas Drop In Centre organised an event entitled - Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World - in the Markethouse on Wednesday, October 10th. The speakers had youth on their side and overall this was a wonderful and thought frovoking evening. Colaiste Oiriall places a huge emphasis on Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing. During Transition Year many programmes are taken on board to raise awareness of mental health and to allow students the opportunity to engage with this subject in a more in-depht way. A group of students attended on the night and shared their ideas, their feelings and outcomes they experienced from the programmes. Two students from Largy College were named Young Social Innovators of 2017 with a preject - Mend a Mind - which is all about mental health and they have produced three films to educate young people about mental health issues pertinent to young people. These films are powerful tools to get the message across that there is no shame in talking about mental health and the brought us through a film in a very professional manner and with great contact with the audience.  Stephen Dalton is a member of staff at Coláiste An Garda Síochána. He holds a MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science, a BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Traumatology. Stephen delivers lectures, workshops and motivational talks to Garda Students, regular Garda units and Executive Officers across the country in the areas of Wellness, Mindfulness and Trauma Based Stress. He is a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist practicing in Monaghan Town. Stephen also teaches Eastern Philosophy and Meditation in Monaghan on a weekly basis. His approach is fun, loving and empathetic. He explained some of the methods used to imporve well-being and to take control of emotions. We broke for refreshments at this stage and there was much discussion among the audience about the content which went before. Lowlight Gathering opened the second half and they entertained with their excellent brand of music and their obvious talents in music. The next speaker blew me away as the saying goes. This was Charlene McKenna, who needed no introduction, and she was interviewed by her aunt, Alice O’Neill. This was an extremely in- depth interview and a silent audience hung on every word from Charlene’s mouth. She was articulate but more important - she showed a mighty understanding of mental health issues and was obviously well read on the subject. This was a powerful presentation and she delivered it, not from a script, but from her heart. If she is out of acting work at any time she could do well to offer her services as a presenter of Mental health issues to schools. She got to the core of the issue and spoke in such a way that one could take comfort from the fact that things can be changed for the better. Alice could also take over from Tubridy as her manner and type of question open up a whole gambit of areas and issues in a very warm and friendly way. The entire event had Fergal McMahon as MC and I must applaud him for the excellent job he did and the terrific introductions to each group or individual. He carried out his function with confidence and know-how and put everyone at their ease. Well done to all concerned - a fantastic and very worthwhile event. Solas is a free and confidential mental health drop in centre provided by people who have experienced their own challenges in life and now provide a safe and supportive place for other people in their difficult times. Solas is located on the grounds of St Davnet's Campus, Rooskey, Monaghan and we are open from Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm. 047 7 29 30.