About Mind Your Melon

Supporting youth mental health in Donegal.

Mind your Melon is an annual programme of events, workshops, activities and competitions promoting positive mental health to young people in Donegal. The programme has been created by local mental health charity Connect Mental Health in partnership with Jigsaw Donegal and Foróige, delivered with the support of Donegal Local Development CLG. This is a programme ‘For young people, by young people’. Young people from Donegal Youth Council and Jigsaw’s Youth Advisory Panel have been key to developing the annual programme of activity.

What themes will be explored?

The content and themes covered by Mind your Melon’s annual programme are based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, evidence based actions developed by The New Economics Foundation. Find out more about the Five Ways to Wellbeing here

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About Mind Your Melon

Aims & Objectives

Through an annual programme of events, workshops, activities, competitions and interactive online content, Mind your Melon aims to:
  • Promote positive mental health to young people in Donegal
  • Improve young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and associated protective and risk factors
  • Increase awareness of youth mental health supports and services
    and how to access them
  • Explore stigmatising attitudes to mental health

Where did the idea come from?

The idea to ,create Mind your Melon was born during a committee meeting of Donegal mental health charity Connect Mental Health.

Connect Mental Health is a community mental health organisation promoting positive mental health in Donegal through an annual programme of events, online workshops and supports delivered directly to young people and adults in the local community. Jigsaw Donegal and Foróige are key members of Connect Mental Health’s organising committee.


Connecting for Life

The aims & objectives of Mind your Melon are aligned with strategic goal 1 of Connecting for Life Donegal:

To improve the county’s understanding of, and attitudes to, suicidal behaviour, mental health and wellbeing

Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national strategy to reduce suicide. Connecting for Life sets out a vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Connecting for Life Donegal is the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Donegal.

Connecting for Life Donegal


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