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It’s pancake Tuesday, today, of course, and Sligo Traveller Support Group is holding a pancake fundraiser in support of Northwest STOP. Until about 2:30pm, people will be able to enjoy some delicious pancakes, tea/coffee and a chat at the Sligo Traveller Support Group office, at 1A St Anne’s, Cranmore Road,…

A mental health centre serving Sligo/Leitrim has been ‘consistently non-compliant’ when it comes to individual care plans. That’s according to a report carried out by the Mental health Commission over the past three years. The centre based in Sligo Town has failed to show that people have an active role…

Details of an initiative taking place next February to promote awareness of mental health in County Leitrim have been announced today. The launch event took place this morning aboard the Rose of Innishfree boat on Lough Gill, near Parkes Castle. Hubert McHugh and Valerie Cogan are two community mental health…

It’s Construction Safety Week. And events are taking place in Sligo from this evening until Friday next, all in the Sligo Park Hotel. Tomorrow, the focus will be on safety and electricity, Wednesday will deal with working at heights, Thursday will concentrate on vehicle risk and safety in lifting operations,…

Two new positive mental health programmes are due to take place in Sligo next month. Aware’s Life Skills Programme is open to anyone wishing to learn new ways of dealing with depression will start on Thursday, September 12th . Meanwhile, the ‘Relatives & Friends Programme’, which supports a loved one…

There’s concern disruption to mental health services across the north west this evening could make some patients’ conditions worse. Around 6 thousand psychiatric nurses will be refusing do to any overtime in a dispute over staff shortages. Hundreds of appointments are expected to be cancelled, mainly in community-based facilities. Michele…

It’s been claimed children in the region are being failed by the mental health services. Deputy Marc MacSharry made the comments in the Dail when deputies put forward motions on mental health. According to new figures, mental health services are still short 2,671 staff that were outlined in the Vision…