In our quest to help young people towards wellbeing – one of the domains we will be focusing on will be positive mental health. In fact it will be a big focus of our efforts, as we believe if you strengthen the mind, wellbeing is more likely to follow. And a key part of positive mental health is mental strength.
But how do we teach our children and young people mental strength? We believe the answer is mental skills education.
There are some great initiatives around Ireland which promote positive mental health – and Alive2Thrive is one of them.
Based in Sligo and Leitrim, Alive2Thrive promotes positive mental health and provides services, resources, tips and general information. One of its most innovative programmes is Social Prescribing which brings together local GP services and local rescources that can contibute to health and wellness. Heres how it works