Welcome to Laois Connects Podcasts where we explore a wide range of lifestyle topics with dedicated people who are there to support you and your community in the wonderful county of Laois. Our podcasts offer a diverse and interesting range of conversations, suitable for everyone, young and old; so listen, download & share to help Laois Connect.
We hope that the podcasts will help to support and help the people of Laois to improve and bolster their wellbeing in challenging times. The podcasts were developed as part of the annual Laois CONNECTS event, which promotes mental health and wellbeing. Laois Connects Podcasts were developed and produced by the HSE Health Promotion and Improvement Team, Midlands Louth Meath CHO.
Anthony O’Prey | Health Promotion Officer (Mental Health Promotion)
*Laois Connects Podcasts are funded by HSE Health Promotion and Improvement, Midlands Louth Meath CHO and Laois Partnership Company.
About Laois CONNECTS
Laois CONNECTS Mental Health Week is a community led initiative developed to promote positive mental health and wellbeing across County Laois. This annual event takes place every October to help celebrate #WorldMentalHealthDay. The overall aim of Laois CONNECTS is to encourage people to talk about mental health, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges and to encourage people to seek help if they experience any difficulties and feel they would benefit from support. It is important for us as a community to learn more about our mental health and understand its impact in our daily lives. It is also important that we learn how to support a person experiencing mental health difficulties and thereby individually and collectively contribute to the overall mental health & wellbeing of our communities. Various events such as awareness and education talks, group-led walks, etc. are scheduled to take place from 10th October to 17th October 2020 and are organised by the Laois Mental Health Collaborative Group. Members include Laois Partnership Company, Laois County Council, Laois Sports Partnership, HSE, Mental Health Ireland, Laois/Offaly ETB, SHINE, Mountmellick FRC and Youth Work Ireland.