The fourth in a series of podcasts focusing on local stories of hope and recovery in Cavan and Monaghan airs today, Friday December 3rd and the theme is Family Wellbeing.
Stories of Recovery Podcast Series is a collaboration between Mental Health Ireland and HSE Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service as part of the Connecting for Life Cavan Monaghan Strategy to reduce suicide in our communities.
The latest podcast is hosted by Miffy Hoad, Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland for the Cavan Monaghan area. Her two guests are Dympna Finnegan and Ann Crowe.
Dympna is a mother to two young men and among other things a WRAP facilitator. She is talking about supporting her son through very difficult times when he was experiencing a lot of mental distress and episodes of psychosis. She shares some of the challenges she faced as a mother in this situation and what has been helpful in her own journey of recovery.
Ann Crowe is a community development and family support worker with Focus Family resource centre in West Cavan. She talks about the sorts of challenges faced by families due to the pandemic and also how family resource centres help and what supports families can avail of there.
The full podcast can be accessed here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7987814-ep-4-stories-of-recovery-family-wellbeing
You can also find all other episodes online on audioboom.