Mental Health

Dr Ciara Kelly’s top tips to get a good night’s sleep

It's January. So if, like me, you're feeling knackered, it's easy to put it down to the time of year - but it might just be that like 45pc of the population, you are sleep deprived. Sleep is one of the commonest things I get asked...

Seven everyday ways to boost your mental health

In a world full of potential stress, learning ways to take care of our minds is essential If our bodies sometimes falter, why not our minds? In our fast-paced, screen-addicted lives, we’re in danger of damaging our mental health because we never stop. But there’s lots...

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The Power of Negative Thinking

Pop psychology tells us we can't go wrong with positive thinking. But new studies show that taking account of our obstacles is essential to success. Read more: The Power of Negative Thinking Photo source: 99.com...

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15 ways to a positive mindset during the bluest week of the year

Stuck in a slump filled with negative thoughts and pessimistic people? Motivational speaker Ewa Pietrzak has simple but effective ways which leave the glass always half full. Read more: 15 ways to a positive mindset during the bluest week of the year Photo source: Independent.ie...

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Irish students will receive 300 hours of mental health classes in new plan

Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee has announced a new mental health plan for secondary school students to act as a "preventive measure". Read more: Irish students will receive 300 hours of mental health classes in new plan Photo: Mark Condren, Source: Independent.ie...

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Do one thing each day for someone else

Look around and notice who in your life is having a difficult time and could use some support. The gesture can be big, such as bringing a meal to someone who is ill, or relatively small, such as sending an email or note to let...

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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...

Mindspace Mayo Launches Outreach Service in Ballina

Mindspace Mayo Launches Outreach Service in Ballina

Mindspace Mayo have recently opened their second outreach service located in Ballina in order to facilitate & support young people in this area. It can be particularly difficult for young people in more rural areas of the county to find and attend support services when...

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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...

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New mental health initiative for primary school children launched

PRIMARY school pupils are to receive lessons designed to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. Healthy Me is an initiative aimed at Key Stage 2 children in school settings, and will provide them with the skills, coping strategies and resilience to prevent poor mental health. Read...

15 things to know about stress

A little bit of stress can go a long way, motivating us to attain our goals and meet daily challenges. But poorly managed chronic stress and persistently high levels of cortisol, on the other hand, can impair memory function. Professor Sabina Brennan explains. Read more: 15...