Survey on
mental health

Derick Turner (Longford RFC), Victor Connell and Cllr Seamus Butler pictured at Longford RFC on Wednesday, September 25 for the Sport Your Mind Mental Health seminar organised by Midlands Rugby clubs in conjunction with the HSE Midlands Health Promotion & Improvement section. Photo: Shelley Corcoran
GROW and the HSE are calling on the people of Longford town to complete a survey which seeks to find out more about the supports available in the community for mental health and well-being, and where improvements may be required.

GROW and the HSE are calling on the people of Longford town to complete a survey which seeks to find out more about the supports available in the community for mental health and well-being, and where improvements may be required.

The questionnaire takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in online and paper format.

A separate survey will be provided to young people under 18 years of age in the coming weeks.

The online version of the survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFDR8MP.

Paper copies of the questionnaire are available by contacting Sinéad Hardiman, Project Coordinator of ‘Building on Our Strengths’ - Tel: 086 7940549 or email: sineadhardiman@grow.ie

Ms Hardiman commented: “We would encourage everyone who lives or works in Longford town to take part. The more information we gather, the greater our understanding will be of what works for the community.

“We are very grateful for the significant support received locally in developing the project from local organisations and interested individuals. This support is invaluable.”

The information gathered will inform the development of a community action plan for Longford which will enhance and develop the supports for positive mental health and wellbeing for the people of the town.

Gatekeepers Course

Meanwhile, a series of five information mornings entitled ‘Gatekeepers: Community Mental Health Promotion Programme’ will take place in Longford starting next Tuesday, October 7, at 10.30am.

Each talk, with guest speakers, will cover a different topic related to positive mental health. The talks will take place on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am - 12.30pm in the Family Centre, St Mel’s Road, Longford. All talks are free and open to the general public.

The Gatekeepers Programme is hosted by GROW in Ireland in partnership with the HSE. For further information contact John Farren at 086 8033126, GROW office 057 93 51124. Email: midlandregion@grow.ie