Mindspace Mayo has celebrated its sixth anniversary with the launch of its new website. Mindspace offers a support service to young people aged 15-25 years presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bereavement, body image) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety. Since its launch in 2015, Mindspace has supported more than 4,000 young people and families.
The new website www.mindspacemayo.ie will allow young people to access information or make a referral from the comfort of their own home, school, or local café. The new site features a user-friendly layout, access to mental health resources and important information about getting help for you or someone you know. The design and structure of the website was created in collaboration with the Mindspace Youth Panel, ensuring the language and content is age appropriate and user friendly. The website is designed to give you a clear picture of what Mindspace is about and how you can access support.
David Hughes, Youth Panel Member, said “Many young people are struggling with their mental health, because of Covid19, isolation, academic pressure, body image and relationships. One of the obstacles to young people seeking help is a lack of knowledge about where and how to get support for mental health difficulties. We hope our new website will help young people, parents and teachers have access to mental health resources and provide important information about getting help when you need it”
If you would like to pass on any thoughts or observations on the new website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org