Oscailt Monday Feb 4 2013

How do you know you’re looking well if you’ve a visual impairment?

What’s going on in Bagenalstown?

Where can we find information re new guidelines for secondary schools on mental health promotion?

These were some of the questions Mary McDonnell found answers to on this week’s Oscailt.

Bagenalstown Cllr Denis Foley was on hand on outline some of the changes happening in his town, in particular with regard to parking.   He also spoke of events going on there as part of The Gathering 2013.  Full details of all events can be found here But also keep up to date on all local events with our Community Diary on air and online

Denise O’Neill of Rustiq Salon had advice for those looking for help with their hairstyle.  In particular those living with a disability.   She outlined how a good stylist can help by establishing what the client can manage themselves and by ensuring a cut / colour that suits the client’s skin tone, face shape etc

Local Fashionista Faith Almond followed up that chat with some tips on choosing an outfit.  Her main points:

1) Get the basics right, buy nice tailored basic clothes in colours such as black, brown, beige and camel

2) Have good foundation wear and under garments and get measured professionally for these

3) Trial and Error – take time to find your own style, it’s worth it

4) Use accessories cleverly

Kathleen Lynch TD is Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Disability,Older People, Equality & Mental Health.  She discussed a new document that’s been circulated to secondary schools: Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools – Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention