We would like to inform you that Donabate and Portrane have established a new group to support and promote positive mental health within the community. This group is called “Donabate and Portrane Mental Health”.
As you are aware Donabate and Portrane have a proud and long tradition in the area of mental health through its association with St. Ita’s and it’s community mental health services. Mental health continues to be one of the most challenging issues facing our community today, with mental health affecting 1 in 4 people.
Any individual can be affected by mental health issues and like a lot of communities we have lost loved ones and people from our area with the most serious aspect of mental health difficulties – suicide. This can have a devastating impact on families and communities left behind and can also leave them vulnerable to mental health issues themselves.
As a group we would like to promote positive mental health in the community through various strategies to create an awareness and understanding that ‘it is okay not to feel okay’.
Please feel free to contact us for further information or if we can be of any assistance.