Every secondary school in the UK will be offered mental health first aid training as part of new reforms

Fionnaula Jones | Newstalk In a speech due to be delivered in London later this morning Mrs May will announce plans to "transform" the way mental illness is dealt with "not in our hospitals but in our classrooms, at work and in our communities". Mrs May's speech comes as she outlines her plans to use [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

8 little resolutions that will make a big difference to your mental health

IT ALL ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS! IT’S ALMOST NEW Year’s and you know what that means – time to make some New Year’s resolutions. Most people tend to set big resolutions at the start of the new year – and then fail to keep them after a few weeks. Making smaller, more manageable resolutions are [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

Gateway pioneers recovery-oriented approach to mental illness

Sylvia Thompson | The Irish Times The colourful handcrafted sign across the large front window of a shop in the heart of Rathmines, Dublin 6, is a clear shout-out that Gateway is open to all. Together with Áras Folláin in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, this mental health project is a pioneer in the recovery-oriented approach to [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Headlines|0 Comments

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

Catherine Devine | Irish Independent Ms McEntee (FG) revealed to the Irish Sun that students will receive up to 300 hours of mental health classes to help students "maintain their own well-being". "The Department of Education are going to be rolling out a new health and well-being programme. “This means up to Junior Cert young [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Almost half of people with mental health issues ‘hide problems’

By | December 29th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Mental Health matters over the Festive Season

By Prof Siobhan O'Neill | Irish Association of Suicidology. Tis the season to be jolly, apparently, however it is also the season of higher rates of suicide and more than ever, many of us struggle over the Christmas period. It seems that the emphasis on celebration, family time and indulgence can, for some, serve to [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Three Cork suicides in November, not 16, says research group

Barry Roche | Irish Times The number of recent suicides in Cork city is far less than has been cited in Dáil Éireann and reported in the media, according to the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF). It said a key element of the Health Service Executive’s response had been verification of the accuracy of the [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Thousands of ‘Chats for Change’ packs distributed to Irish universities as part of mental health campaign

Irish Independent | Daire Courtney The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is distributing thousands of ‘Chats for Change’ packs to Irish universities this week as part of a campaign to get students talking about mental health In partnership with St Patrick's Mental Health Services, Sea Change’s Please Talk campaign, Twitter and Roberts Tea, the [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Major conference on women’s mental health to come to Dublin in 2017

Irish Medical Times | By June Shannon The 7th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health will take place at the RDS in Dublin from Monday, March 6, to Thursday, March, 9, 2017, and will be addressed by a host of international and local experts. The conference will be held in association with the International Association [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Mental health gets just €15m despite €35m Budget vow

Irish Independent | Eilish O'Regan The Government was at the centre of a "dishonest spin" row yesterday after it emerged a Budget-day pledge to give an extra €35m to alleviate the crisis in mental health services will amount to as little as €15m in spending next year. The news was met with shock and dismay [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments