General Health

Men’s Health Week 2018

International Men's Health Week (MHW) 2018 runs from today Monday 11th until Sunday 17th June, Father’s Day. Its purpose is to encourage personal, structural and systemic change and thereby improve men’s health. Men, on the island of Ireland, suffer from poor health and die too...

Breaffy GAA leads the field in fight for mental health awareness

Breaffy GAA Club has extended its commitment to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health with the announcement that Mindspace Mayo will now feature on the clubs U-14 jerseys. It is hoped that the campaign will raise awareness of youth mental health issues in Mayo. GAA clubs...

Irish Men’s Sheds launches new men’s health website

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA) today marked the official launch of a new dedicated men’s health website, malehealth.ie. Malehealth.ie aims to set men of all ages on the road to better health by signposting them to a wide range of health information and resources from...

Simplifying our life: why less is more

By Karen Liebenguth Less is more: a saying, like all sayings, that holds an important grain of truth. In fact, I've just experienced its meaning during a wonderful two week retreat in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all - a full and busy life in London...

Struggling to Meditate? Try the Ultimate Meditation

I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about. ― Oscar Wilde   I have a confession to make. I didn’t meditate much at all last week. The cycle of not wanting to meditate happens to me once in awhile. Sometimes after a few months of...

Want to set up a Walking Group in your community this Spring?

If you would like to get a walking group started in your area take steps to start with the new phase of the Get Ireland Walking Active Community Walking Programme. The programme will encourage people to become active/more active through walking and support local people...

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Sports Seminar to address issues facing Women in Sport

An influential panel of speakers will examine current trends in women’s sport through a ‘Girls and Women in Sport Seminar’ which takes place on Thursday February 9th from 10am-3pm at St Marys Hall, GMIT, Castlebar. Titled “Are we playing in a different League?” the event...

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15 ways to beat the January blues

Moods can dip following the excesses of the festive season, but they can be lifted again with a little know-how. Katie Byrne rounds up a group of experts and finds out how to keep the new year blues at bay. Read more: 15 ways to beat...

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4 Ways You Can Start Treating Yourself Better Today

Are you your own worst critic? Stopping harmful self-talk starts here. Read more: 4 Ways You Can Start Treating Yourself Better Today Photo source: racorn/Shutterstock via Psychology  Today...

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Self Care to Wellness Programme

A self care management course for people living with an on-going or long term health condition.   Living with an on going or long term health condition can be difficult and can leave people feeling like they are out of control. This Self Care to Wellness programme is...