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Living with mental illness: Who cares for the carers?

Over the last couple of months, I’ve written a lot about what it’s like to directly experience the impact of mental health difficulties – how they can manifest, the lengths we sometimes have to go to to get help, as well as the reality of...

Parkrun Events in Mayo

Parkrun events now in Mayo

What do London, Sydney, Copenhagen, Capetown and now Mayo have in common? Well, these are some of the wonderful locations worldwide that host a Parkrun event. Parkrun is a global network of weekly 5 km timed runs or walks in local parks that take place every...

How the music industry came out of the closet on mental health

If you stick around long enough, you can witness some wonderful changes in how we humans operate and deal with life. A couple of years ago, for example, you rarely came across people talking about mental health or mental illness. Now and again it would...

NEW FAMILY CENTRE COURSES

New Autumn / Winter Courses programme 2016 is available through the link below. Please have a browse through it to see if there is any course that you might like to do that would be helpful to you. All of the work of the Family Centre...

6 physical activities for people who don’t like sport

Lots of people really don’t like sport. Like, really don’t like it. Some people find it difficult, or boring. Some people feel self-conscious when they play, and get embarrassed. Some people might have had a bad experience playing sport when they were growing up and...

Samaritans urge people to ‘shush’ and to listen to others

A leading suicide prevention charity is challenging people to become better listeners. Every week, nine people in Ireland kill themselves. Good listening is hard, but the Samaritans believe it is essential in bringing down the number of suicides. The Samaritans respond to one call for help per...

Exams are over, what now?

Phew! Exams are now over. What a relief, right? Sometimes though, finishing exams can be a bit of anticlimax.  Everything you’ve been doing for the last while has been more than likely tightly scheduled. So here are some things for you to do now the exams...