Latest Laois News: New SOSAD Campaign encouraging Mental Health chats over a cuppa
SOSAD’s new campaign “Breaking the Silence over a Cuppa”
SOSAD new campaign “Breaking the Silence over a Cuppa” is encouraging people to chat about mental health over a cuppa during the month of June. Be it at home or in your work place to get people comfortable and break down the stigma around talking about mental health.
Individuals, community groups and organisations can register to host a tea / coffee break and receive a ‘SOSAD pack’. All details on the posters attached.
Since 2007, SOSAD has worked to raise awareness and help prevent suicide in Ireland. We have worked tirelessly in our communities to help those in need feel supported and know they are not alone on their journey.
SOSAD offer support and services for people who are struggling with suicidal ideation, self-harming, depression, bereavement, stress and anxiety, or if you simply need to talk. If you want to talk, we are here to listen. You can message us, call us, or call into our office. We have six offices based in Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Laois from which we provide our services.
In the 2022 SOSAD provided 17,837 one on one counselling sessions which is up from our 2021 figure of 15,965! Please note that this number reflects one-to-one counselling only and does not include phone support, the Messaging Service, or any group work.
Carol Murphy SOSAD General Manager “Mental health is a pressing issue in Ireland, with high rates of suicide and mental illness affecting many individuals and communities. We need to break the stigma around our mental health. The Irish are great for solving their problems over a cuppa and a chat so please support us in this very simple but effective campaign”