Friday, 23 October 2020

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Nature Photography - Wildlife

Photos captured beautifully by Alex, computer trainee out for a walk along the Garavogue River

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Level 5 Restrictions

From midnight on Wednesday 21st October, all of Ireland will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID for 6 weeks.  Please continue to wash your hands, cover mouth if coughing or sneezing, wear a face covering and keep up social distancing. Stay Safe.

For more info go to:

I Can Control

Ireland is moving to Level 5 restrictions at midnight on Wednesday night. 
We can all feel a bit worried. In times of uncertainty, focus on what you can control!
Text 50808 anytime 24/7 for a text chat.
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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Mental Health Ireland Art and Photography Competition

The Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competition is open for entries!

Deadline for entries is November 12th.

This year's theme is ‘Reflecting on How I’ve Grown’ – in the face of the uncertainties and challenges of the year.

This might be the learning of a new skill, the ways in which you gave back to others and your community, the drawing on courage and strength you never knew you had, how you may have matured and coped with new stresses.

Winners get a One4All gift card, feature in the Mental Health Ireland calendar and have their pieces feature in a public exhibition!

Read more about this year's competition here:  

Monday, 19 October 2020

Covid-19 - How to wear a face covering

We are all aware that wearing a face covering reduces the spread of COVID-19 in the community but only if worn properly, covering both your nose and mouth.

A cloth face covering should cover the nose and go under the chin and:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include at least 2 layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction 

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Covid-19 - Help prevent Coronavirus

From midnight tonight Thursday 15th October you can no longer have visitors to your home or garden except for compassionate or caring purposes.  For more info go to

Illustration by Alex, Computer Trainee


Our computer trainees were out for a mindful nature walk yesterday down along the Garavogue River and Doorly Park in Sligo.  It was a lovely Autumn morning and they captured some great shots of the trees and  autumn leaves. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Gardening with Aideen - Flowers

Still some lovely colours from the flowers in our outdoor space in the CTC garden 🎕


Nature Photography

Our sports group were out for a nice walk around Doorly Park this week and Diego captured some beautiful nature photographs.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Covid-19 Signs - stay safe, protect each other

With the number of Covid-19 cases continuing to increase we all need to know the signs. If you have a cough, fever, breathing difficulties or experience changes in your sense of taste or smell it might mean you have Covid-19 and could pass it on. If you have any symptoms, self-isolate and phone your GP for a free consultation.

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Friday, 9 October 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020


Mental Health Awareness - Words Matter

Our Words Matter

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health difficulty, meaning we may all be affected in some way. It’s time to rethink the language we use around describing people with mental health difficulties.

For more info go to:

Be Active - The more you move the better your mood

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Stay Connected

One of the five ways to well being and looking after your mental health is 'Connect'. Now more than ever in these challenging times it is important to stay connected with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours.  We may have to connect a little bit differently using technology but by staying connected we feel happier and more secure, giving us a better sense of purpose.  

Free text HELLO to 50808 if you need someone to talk to right now!

Illustration by Alex, Computer Trainee

How to access your local Mental Health Services

Navigating the Mental Health Services in Ireland.  Check out this excellent YouTube video on how to access your local mental health services.  Be the architect of your future...


Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Mental Health Day 2020 - Supports

We are getting ready for World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020 here at Sligo CTC as we call on everyone to open up to mental health, to talk and to listen.

We all need support at some times in our lives, and it’s good to talk about the things which are bothering us. Take a look at this signposting tool created by Mental Health Ireland. It not alone highlights national supports available but also focuses on local supports and services specific to Sligo.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Plan for Covid-19 - Level 3 Restrictions

All counties in Ireland will be at Level 3 from midnight Tuesday 6 October.  
Familiarise yourself with the information below and please continue to:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Cover your mouth & nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
  • Wear a face covering. 
  • Keep up social distancing.


Thursday, 1 October 2020

Covid-19 - Stay Safe


Sports Course

Our sports group were out and about this week.  They went for a cycle around Doorly Park and tried out some stand up paddle boarding on the Garavogue river.