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Ennistymon service embraces community

From the humble beginnings of the creation of a coffee shop, staff, residents and the broader community are transforming Ennistymon Community Nursing Unit into a community hub featuring a Memory Lane that houses a coffee shop, vintage boutique shop, Post Office, Town Hall Cinema, Hair and Nail Bar, Men’s Shed and plant nursery. They have also involved local primary school children in an intergenerational project that allows the children to “buddy-up” with residents.

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Mayo staff's Christmas gifts

HSE staff have been making a huge difference into the lives of Co Mayo families for 17 years, bringing a bit of Christmas magic to many homes in need. Back in 2002, recognising the hardship that some people were facing in the local area, staff in Mayo decided that they would do something to help, and so the Bronntanas project was born. The main goal of the scheme is to support parents who are experiencing difficulties at Christmas by providing a gift for them to give their children on Christmas morning. Its success can be seen from the fact that gifts were given to over 450 children in the county last year.

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Cork Birthing Suite transformed

A determined and dedicated team of midwives and their colleagues in Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) have transformed the birthing suite rooms and the experiences of the expectant mums using them.

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Cork based PHN Audrey Burkley who completed the Alcatraz to San Francisco swim as well as her own Port of Cork swim

In the year that she fulfilled her own swimming dream, a Cork Public Health Nurse has urged carers to look after their own health and keep active.

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Kildare Garden Project Delights

An area of waste ground at the rear of a day centre for people with severe mental health issues has been transformed into a beautiful garden – and all with the help of the service users themselves. The new garden at Abbeyview Day Centre in Castledermot, Co Kildare was officially unveiled recently to the delight of everyone involved.

Your HealthPictured at the launch of the WITH project: Christine Mulligan, Maynooth University; Chloe Moyles, Niamh Lusson, Sarah Moran and Maria Walsh, MEP. Back, from left: Peadar Gardiner, Mindspace Mayo; Dean Kenny and Dr Sharyn Byrne, psychologist. 

Parental mental health distress addressed

Mayo has developed the country’s first online information resource for young people whose parents experience mental health distress. The WITH project (Wellbeing In The Home), a young person’s guide to parental mental health, was launched in Castlebar recently. It is a collaborative project between Mayo Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Community Healthcare West; Mindspace Mayo; young people representing Mindspace and Comhairle na nÓg and young people who have used the CAMHS service.

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