About The Campaign

Kinsale Youth Support Services

Kinsale Youth Support Services are a group of local people who have come together to support young people and promote positive mental health in our community.

 

About MISE (My Life)

Mise (My Life), which is our first project, aims to increase awareness of the important challenges facing young people in our community today. This booklet provides information on mental health and highlights the services that are available when help is needed.

 

When our mental health is well we can enjoy day to day life and we can get the best out of things. If it is not so good, help is available.

 

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is something we all have. Some people have described it as a feeling of contentment, well-being, being able to make decisions, being comfortable with ourselves and with others, being able to laugh, have fun and enjoy life. It is important to look after our mental health.

 

Minding your mental health

Here are some things that help you to maintain good mental health, and which can help us when we start to feel down:

  • Get involved and try out new things

  • Keep active & eat healthily

  • Appreciate what you have

  • Accept yourself for who you are

  • Develop your creative side

  • Stay in touch with friends and family

  • Talk to someone you trust

  • Find some time each day to relax

  • Set little goals and work towards them

  • Drink alcohol in moderation

  • Ask for and accept help