Kerry Mental Health Association


 








As Development Manager for the Kerry Mental Health Association I wish to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Kerry Mental Health Association Website. It is the Association’s wish that the Website will assist in providing a greater public awareness of the functions and activities of the K.M.H.A. particularly in promoting positive mental health and supporting people with mental health problems, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.
Dan O'Connor, Development Manager, K.M.H.A


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Building Resilience

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Building Resilience is developing individual strengths and abilities to "bounce back" from challenges and setbacks that life presents us with.
It involves being able to adapt to changes, drawing on both our own strengths and the available social resources to assist us during times of stress.

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Young People's Mental Health

Posted In: RESEARCH

At the National Symposium on Young People's Mental Health, 21st of October2004 in Jury's Hotel, Cork, organised by the National Suicide Research Foundation in conjunction with the National Suicide Review Group and the Southern Health Board, the report on "Young People's Mental Health: A report of the results from the Lifestyle and Coping Survey", was launched by Mr. Tadhg Glavin, Senior Inspector Southern Regional Office, Department of Education and Science.

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KMHA Post Primary Schools Leaving Cert Survey

Posted In: RESEARCH

A survey conducted by the Kerry Mental Health Association, in March 2001 among final year Leaving Cert. students, reveals that the students suffer from a considerable amount of stress because of a fear of doing badly in the Leaving Cert. Exam. The survey was carried out in 28 Post Primary Schools throughout Kerry and a total of 1422 students participated.

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An exploration of young people's barriers to help-seeking

Posted In: RESEARCH

'An exploration of young people's barriers to help-seeking for personal/social/emotional problems as perceived by young people and health/eduction professionals in the Kerry region'

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Stress and Coping among Secondary School Students

Posted In: RESEARCH

In 2001, the Kerry Mental Health Association (KMHA) conducted a quantitative, questionnaire-based study among 1422 leaving certificate students in County Kerry to determine their levels of perceived stress and their methods of coping with stress. In 2003 a similar study was conducted among 992 first year students. Copies of these studies may be found on the KMHA website: www.kerrymentalhealth.com

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What is in this Site?

Wednesday, June 09th, 2010 7:27 AM Articles

ARTICLES
Articles reasearch compiled from a variety of professionals and individuals in relation to various issues that they have experience of during the course of their work or who may have had a personal experience.
KMHA Articles

RESEARCH
Since spring 2001 the K.M.H.A. has committed itself to ongoing research, particularly among young people. To date it has completed two surveys among post primary school students. Both surveys were conducted to try and determine the levels of stress experienced by young people and to establish how effective they were in coping with stress.
KMHA Research Listings

Student Support

The K.M.H.A. is very aware from research based evidence of the high levels of stress experienced by some students in relation to various issues and the need for support. In that light the K.M.H.A. devotes this section to students where the information available to them may provide some of that much needed support and advice.
KMHA Student Support