Mental health should be on the secondary school curriculum | Mental health is a major issue for young people today. Recently myself and colleagues from Young Fine Gael met with Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee to propose new policies for mental health. We want to create a mandatory online course around mental health for every [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

David Gillick talks depression and his lowest points pre-comeback in incredibly honest interview | David Gillick has opened up about the frustration that spurred him to make a comeback to athletics. The 2005 and 2007 European 400 metre indoor champion in June 2014 after numerous injuries but made his return to track and field last month in time for the European Athletic Championships in Amsterdam, taking part [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Attitudes to suicide have changed When Fr Denis Doyle was ordained in 1971 suicide was a rarity in County Wexford. Today, at a time when the county has one of the highest suicide rates nationally, it is not uncommon for priests like Fr Doyle to be called to say Mass at funerals of several people who have taken their [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Facebook rolls out its suicide prevention tools to users worldwide Facebook has expanded its suicide prevention tools and, now, users around the world will be able to use them to support friends who they believe are at risk for self-harm or suicide. The tools were originally released to a limited number of English-language users in the US last year, but as of now, they [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

Young Irish looking online for mental health support Almost 40% of Irish young people will go online for support before talking to a doctor about mental health difficulties according to a new survey. ReachOut a support network for teenagers says 60% would go to a website for support when going through a tough time. See Full Story

By | June 14th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments

7 things you can do to look after your mental health Although it's improving, men still have a tendency to avoid the doctor and keep quiet about feeling unwell, especially when it comes to mental health. This is why Men's Health Week, which runs until Sunday 19 June, was launched. The awareness week aims to inform men about preventable health problems and to encourage them to seek advice. Other aims [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Headlines|0 Comments