Award for Co. Wexford healthy community project

HSE Media Statement on “The Gaming Group” A Co. Wexford based project has won a national award for its innovative method of facilitating positive social engagement amongst young adults with mental health issues. Operating from its social hub at the Wexford Mental Health Association’s centre in Castle St., Enniscorthy, “The Gaming Group” project has been…

The Gaming Group – winner in the supporting a Healthy Community Category in the Health Service Excellence Awards

We are delighted to announce that Wexford Mental Health Association’s Gaming project titled ‘The Gaming Group’ has been selected as a category Winner in the Supporting a Healthy Community Category in the 2020 Health Service Excellence Awards. The project was a partnership with Wexford Mental Health Association and Wexford Mental Health Services. Well done to…

New GROW Zoom Groups

New GROW Zoom Groups in Wexford GROW has set up the following online groups for the people of County Wexford: Monday morning 10am Tuesday morning 10am Thursday morning 10am If you are interested in finding out more about any of these sessions, you can contact the Area Coordinator Treasa Twomey on 087 905 1275. She…

Creativity Counts Exhibition 2020

This year we are embracing change and moving to a virtual Exhibition! The theme of the Exhibition is “Creativity Counts – promoting wellness in challenging times”. Essentially, we are asking people to share photos or a short video of creative pieces/mediums that have helped promote wellness during these challenging and uncertain times. It has been wonderful…

WMHA Yoga and Movement project during COVID 19

A glimpse into the Yoga and Movement Specialist (YAMS) service in Co. Wexford and how the team has adapted the service due to the Covid 19 restrictions. Vivian Brodie Hayes (the Yoga and Movement Specialist, YAMS) is an employee of the Wexford Mental Health Association (WMHA) and is managed by HSE Occupational Therapy Mental Health…

WMHA Music Programme during COVID 19

Our Music Exploration Officer Emily Emily Redmond works with the following groups within Wexford Mental Health Services: Havenview, Millview, TUS Nua, An Tearnann, KTAC (all Enniscorthy)  and Croi an Tobar, Oylegate  Community Hostels in Wexford and Enniscorthy  CAMHS, Wexford Town  Community Groups in New Ross, Wexford, Enniscorthy and Gorey When COVID-19 restrictions came into place, we knew instantly that it…

WMHA Sports programme and how its adapted during COVID19

Wexford Mental Health Association Sports Programme in conjunction with Wexford Mental Health Services continues to facilitate weekly exercise sessions for service users via YouTube. The sessions are facilitated by local fitness instructor Olly Gogarty and accessed by service users from across Wexford. New sessions are developed every week and cater to a wide variety of…

Employment Specialists and how they have adapted work practices for COVID 19

Wexford Mental Health Association has three part-time Employment Specialists (Marion Barry, Heather Hadrill and Alison Martin) who support people attending Wexford Mental Health Service to gain and maintain rewarding employment. Below is some information on the project and also a recording of two of the Employment specialists giving tips on Zoom interviews. 1.       A photo of…