Mental Health

National Carers Week Event, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar

We cordially invite you to attend our National Carers Week Event in Breaffy House Hotel , Castlebar on Monday 12th June from 11.00am-2.00pm. Inspirational Guest Speakers Áine Gaffney, speaking on behalf of her late brother Paddy, Mayo Carer of the Year Helen Rochford, Advocate for People...

Pieta House launches Resilience Academy schools programme

RTE’s Bryan Dobson and Eoghan McDermott - along with Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee - today launched a new school resilience programme developed by Pieta House. The aim of the six-week Pieta House Resilience Academy is to equip Second Year...

#TeenMentalHealth Report: Nearly 75% of teens worry about body shape

In a special report, Irish Examiner journalists looks at teen mental health. A special Irish Examiner / ReachOut Ireland teen mental health survey was designed to capture the views of teenagers in Ireland in relation to youth mental health and the issues that affect them. A body of...

Ireland has highest European rate for young girls taking their own lives

New statistics show Ireland has the highest rate in Europe for young girls taking their own lives. Our reporter asks why and what can parents do? Suicide in Ireland is intrinsically linked with men. According to figures from the Office for Suicide Prevention (HSE), of the...

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Helping schools to deal with a tragedy

A new book guides principals and teachers on how to navigate the storm of a critical incident, including the 'wallop effect' on their own emotions. Read more: Helping schools to deal with a tragedy Photo: Lorraine Teevan, Source: Independent.ie...

AskAboutAlcohol

Drink Less and Gain More

No matter how much you drink, find out how it affects your health and mental wellbeing at AskAboutAlcohol.ie, a new website from the HSE The HSE recently launched a new website for the public on alcohol – about how much we’re drinking, how it affects us...

Practical Tips for Psychological Well-Being

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 1:00-1:30pm. Venue: Lecture Room P002, GMIT Castlebar. Speaker: Dr Seamus Ryan, Clinical Psychologist, HSE. This 30 minute talk will introduce a number of practical tips to improve our psychological well-being and mental health. Each practical tip is based on research evidence which demonstrates...

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Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme a joint initiative by the HSE and Mayo County Council Library Services aims to promote the availability of a wide variety of self help books on a range of common psychological, emotional and parenting issues. A total of 88 books are...

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Our head-in-the-sand attitude to the internet cannot last

We cannot continue to think of the internet as a separate domain of our social lives. What happens online is part of the real world now, says Derek Chambers. Read more: Our head-in-the-sand attitude to the internet cannot last Photo source: Irish Examiner...

Pre-baby blues: facing depression during pregnancy

Anxiety and pressure can prove too much, with many unaware of antenatal depression. Read more: Pre-baby blues: facing depression during pregnancy Photo source: The Irish Times More on Mental Health HERE More on Parenting & Family Support Services HERE...

‘Cabinet must spend to save young lives’ from suicide

The Children’s Ombudsman has called on the Government to invest further funding in mental health services to overcome the stigma of suicide and to help save more young people from taking their own lives.   Some of the 3,000 attendees at the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders'...