Big Thank You to Sara Loughlin
Sara Laughlin is a music teacher in RCS Dungloe. Sara is conductor and director of Donegal youth choir and Dungloe junior choir she also runs her own Laughlin School of music. Over the years Sara has organised many concerts and takes great pleasure in donating to many great causes.
This year, in February, Sara held a concert in an Grianáin Theatre ” The Sound Of Musicals” with Daniel O Donnell as her special guest. Sara is very aware of the fantastic work done by Donegal Mind Wellness and it was very fitting and indeed a pleasure to make this donation to Majella o Donnell from the proceeds of this show. Majella recently presented the cheque for €600 to some of the committee members.
Christina Corbett, Senior Clinical Psychologist with the HSE, based in Buncrana was speaking on Highland Radio with Shaun Doherty today (6th Jan) at noon about Stress Control. Christina and the team of facilitators are doing a study with Serenity House, Moville to see how effective the Stress Control programme is for people who do it. Christina also spoke generally about how stress is becoming more of a problem in peoples lives leading to more people presenting to GP’s with anxiety or depression.
Visit the Highland Radio website to hear the conversation
We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Donegal Mind Wellness’. This is a charity which was founded by Majella O Donnell in conjunction with wonderful volunteers and help from the HSE in Donegal.
The charity aims to help people to deal with the ups and downs of everyday life, which may lead to stress, anxiety and depression, by showing them ways of dealing with these problems.
At the moment we are running a Stress Control Programme which is a practical six-week course that can teach ways to relieve stress in our lives. The courses are funded by Donegal Mind Wellness and are free of charge to everyone. Our aim is to make Stress Control as accessible as possible to everyone throughout Donegal.
The Launch will take place in:
Venue: The Mount Errigal
Date: Monday 15th December
Time: 12 – 1.30pm
Light Lunch will be provided.
Majella says “Since I moved to Donegal in 2002 I have grown to love the place and the people. The Donegal people are very honest, genuine and hard working. Donegal is a remote county that has suffered more than its fair share from unemployment, depression and suicide. My aim is to be able to help people throughout the county to help themselves be more positive and hopeful and to find ways to deal with everyday life which can be very tough especially for those who are isolated or living alone”.
We would be very grateful for your support at this event which will be hosted by Majella. Through Donegal Mind Wellness we want to be able to reach as many people as we possibly can so that we can help them to a happier life.
For further information or to request an interview please contact
086 029 8907 and speak to Bill