Group Lecture

PROMOTING SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS

Welcome to the National Family Resource Centre Mental Health Promotion Project (FRC MHPP).  As a sub-project of the National Forum of Family Resource Centres, we provide education, training and best practice guidance around self-care, suicide prevention code of practice, wellness, recovery action planning, and mental health promotion to the management, staff, and volunteers of 121 Family Resource Centres across Ireland. In addition, The FRC Mental Health Project is the lead and support organisation for 6 Health and Wellbeing Community Referral Sites in Cork and Kerry in partnership with Cork/Kerry HSE Health and Wellbeing

Our Vision is of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide and where both communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission is to provide education, training and support to the staff and volunteers of all 121 Family Resource Centres around suicide prevention, wellness, recovery action planning, self-care, reliance building and mental health promotion, which will have a positive impact on their mental health and the health and wellbeing of the communities they work in.

Family Resource Centres provide universal support to individuals and families across their life-course. As the only national programme that offers such a drop-in service to the public, they are presented with a wide range of social issues. Often underpinning these issues are mental health difficulties. At the very heart of communities across Ireland, the work of the FRCs is essential and seeks to make a positive difference in people's lives.

The National Family Resource Centre Mental Health Promotion Project undertakes the following key areas of work:

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