Mental Health & Wellbeing Festival For Young People in Donegal

Mind your Melon will be back with a programme of in-person events this September but for now why not explore our themed virtual stages across Donegal, packed with inspirational talks and tips to look after your mental health & wellbeing.



Check out our exciting programme of events, taking place across Donegal.

Community Orchard Launch – Falcarragh

Public event to mark the opening of the Community Orchard in Falcarragh!

Pobal Eascarragh, Falcarragh
24th March
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Community Orchard Launch – Pettigo

Public event to mark the opening of the Community Orchard.

The Termon Complex, Pettigo
25th March
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Introduction to Song Writing – Ballyshannon

Introduction to Song Writing – Interested in the art of songwriting but not sure where

Ballyshannon NYP
3rd April
Ballyshannon NYP
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Virtual Stages

Explore our virtual stages, featuring inspirational talks and tips to look after your mental health & wellbeing.

Move Your Mood Stage


The more you move the better your mood. Whether you are new to exercise or a fitness fanatic we have tips that you can build into a healthy routine

People & Planet Stage

Slieve League

Experience powerful stories about connection, loss and discovery on our People & Planet stage.

Inspire Stage


We've got inspirational talks from everyday heroes and some more familiar faces, each with a powerful message to share.

Youth Photo Competition

Glenveagh National Park

Enter our photo competition with up to three photos of your favourite Donegal landscape for a chance to win prizes and have your photo exhibited in public!  

Your Mental Health Stage

Fanad Lighthouse

Find out about the supports and services available to young people and how to access them. You will also hear tips and advice from people who work with young people everyday.

Wellness Wall

Grianan of Aileach

How do you 'Mind Your Melon'? Share something you do that makes you feel good or cheers you up when you are feeling down on our Wellness Wall.



Asking for help is a sign of strength. Here are some amazing organisations offering support and information for young people.

Text 50808

Text 50808 is a free 24/7 text service, where you connect with a trained Crisis Volunteer. The Crisis Volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.
Text DLMH to 50808


Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland.


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Mind your Melon was developed by Donegal mental health charity Connect Mental Health in partnership with Jigsaw Donegal, Foróige and Donegal Local Development CLG. Content has been created in partnership with young people from Donegal Youth Council and Jigsaw's Youth Advisory Panel.


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