Fourth podcast airs in mental health series on local stories of hope and recovery Podcast focuses on Family Wellbeing

The fourth in a series of podcasts focusing on local stories of hope and recovery in Cavan and Monaghan airs today, Friday December 3rd and the theme is Family Wellbeing.

Stories of Recovery Podcast Series is a collaboration between Mental Health Ireland and HSE Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service as part of the Connecting for Life Cavan Monaghan Strategy to reduce suicide in our communities.

The series, which began in September is running over seven months, airing an episode each month addressing different aspects of recovery from adversity and mental health challenges.

It is widely recognised that sharing the personal narrative and lived experience of recovery from adverse events in life offers hope and inspiration to those who may be going through something similar. It has been shown to promote help seeking behaviour and encourage people to reach out for support when needed. 

The latest podcast is hosted by Miffy Hoad, Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland for the Cavan Monaghan area. Her two guests are Dympna Finnegan and Ann Crowe.

Dympna is a mother to two young men and among other things a WRAP facilitator. She is talking about supporting her son through very difficult times when he was experiencing a lot of mental distress and episodes of psychosis. She shares some of the challenges she faced as a mother in this situation and what has been helpful in her own journey of recovery.

Ann Crowe is a community development and family support worker with Focus Family resource centre in West Cavan. She talks about the sorts of challenges faced by families due to the pandemic and also how family resource centres help and what supports families can avail of there.

A taster of the podcast will be aired on the Wider View programme on Northern Sound this afternoon.

Listen to the full podcast

Listening to the stories of how people have overcome adversity and now flourish in their lives can provide hope and inspiration. We hope you will join us in listening to our ‘Stories of Recovery’.

The first three episodes in the ‘Stories of Recovery’ Podcast are available at Mental Health Ireland’s Podcast Channel or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.

Last updated on: 03 / 12 / 2021