First Aid for Mental Health

Down and Dromore Youth & Children’s Department (DDYC) will be hosting a series of four First Aid for Mental Health Workshops delivered by Tom Tate from ‘WhyMind?’. 

The workshops are free and will be delivered via Zoom

Each workshop is for one of four specific target groups: young people, those aged 18–25, church leaders, and parents. They will last around one hour and will cover:

  • Introduction to first aid for mental health
  • Practical steps for helping others
  • Signs/symptoms
  • Listening skills
  • Signposting 

These workshops are designed to help us recognise signs in people’s lives that show all is not well and how to signpost people towards help and support.

  1. Wednesday 10 Feb at 7.00 pm: For young people aged 14 – 18
  2. Wednesday 24 February at 7.00 pm: For those aged 18 – 25
  3. Wednesday 3 March at 7.00 pm: For those in any form of church leadership
  4. Wednesday 10 March at 7.00 pm: For Parents

Tom Tate has over a decade of experience working full time in youth and community work. He is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As such, he adheres fully to the code of ethics & is committed to regular supervision.

Tom is based in Cavan town and holds a degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from IICP, a diploma in the same from Zestlife College, and a Bachelor of Divinity from QUB.

To register for any of these four workshops please visit:

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