Mid West ARIES Covid 19 Resources

On 13th March 2020, we made the difficult decision to postpone all of our courses across the Mid West. Since then, we have been working hard to create new resources and provide new opportunities for recovery education online.

Below, we have included some of our new resources which may help in supporting your well-being at this time. If you find that what we have here is not enough to help you please contact your GP. If you are a current Service User, link-in with your local mental health services.


Balancing Anxiety with Mid West ARIES.



3 ARIES Facilitators: Minding Your Mental Health.  



Mike And Facilitators: Minding Your Mental Health  (Mike O'Neill, Per Education, Training and Development Officer).


Creativity and Mental Health - Love Again. This is a song written and performed by Angelina, one of our facilitators.



Helping Others and Mental Health. Our facilitator Frances shares how she is benefiting from helping others during this time.



Tips for Minding Mental Health: Oliver also a facilitator shares his tips for minding your mental health during this time.



10 Tips from Thurles: We ran a module called Responses to Anxiety in Thurles in 2019. Participants came up with 30 tips. We combined them to create 10 top tips for these testing times.

Messages of Hope

Some of our team of Recovery Education Facilitators have written messages of hope for people during current restrictions. These messages can found here.

If you would like individual versions of each message, please contact Eileen at eileen.cunningham4@hse.ie

Mid West ARIES Podcasts

This won’t last forever – Positive Thinking

In March 2020 we asked people across the Mid West what they would like from us as an education service during the Covid19 pandemic. A number of people requested podcasts so this is our first attempt!

Eileen, Mid West ARIES Manager, is joined by two Recovery Education Facilitators, Angelina and Margaret, to discuss Positive Thinking at a time that many people are finding challenging.

Celebrate your Wins – Staying Active during Covid19

During an online module we ran recently, people spoke a lot about the importance of routine and staying both physically and mentally active while keeping within the restrictions around Covid19. This is our second podcast of a series of planned sessions during the Covid19 pandemic.

Eileen, Mid West ARIES Manager, is joined by two Recovery Education Facilitators,  Michelle and Cillian, to discuss staying active at a time when many people are staying at home a lot more and are finding perhaps that their worlds have become somewhat smaller.