Using green and blue spaces will benefit both your physical and mental health

Using green and blue spaces benefits people’s physical and mental health Green and blue spaces should be protected, maintained and integrated in health, planning and other social and economic development policy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) will launch the key findings from jointly-funded research projects on the benefits of […]

ALONE receives increased number of calls from older people regarding mental health difficulties stemming from cocooning

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has voiced its concern regarding the impact of cocooning measures on older people’s mental health. In the past ten days, 62% of practical support requests made to ALONE’s national COVID-19 helpline were in relation to social isolation and loneliness. The organisation has renewed their calls for a national strategy on […]

Rural youth: public transport, employment and investment in youth and mental health services key issues

Limited public transport is still one of the biggest challenges facing young people living in rural Ireland today, hindering access to a wide range of necessary services. That’s according to new research published today (22.11.19) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The qualitative study Youth Work in Rural Ireland explores the […]

Cyclists To Ride 470km Across Ireland For Youth Mental Health

On Friday 28th September the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw will take to the road. Over three days, 50 cyclists will cover an epic 470km to raise money to support the mental health of Ireland’s young people. “Every home in Ireland has been impacted on by mental health challenges at one time or another. I was looking […]

Irish Women Have Been Sharing Their Secrets

Irish women in London have been anonymously sharing their secrets. These confessions – ranging from regret, betrayal, desire to childhood memory – have been collected together and will be showcased in an upcoming art exhibition and book entitled Cailíní Secret. Launched on St Brigid’s Day (Wednesday 1 February) at the London Irish Centre, the exhibition […]

Hugh Increase In Teenagers Contacting Teeline Ireland For Support in 2016

TeenLine Ireland have announced that the free, national listening service for teenagers has received approximately 25,000 calls and almost 26,000 texts since January last year. The service receives between 140 – 170 calls and texts a night while an extra 1,100 calls and texts were received over Christmas. This is a significant increase on the […]

‘Chats for Change’ Packs To Be Distributed Across College Campuses

The Union of Students in Ireland will distribute thousands of ‘Chats for Change’ packs across Irish college campuses, in partnership with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, See Change’s Please Talk, Twitter and Roberts Tea. The campaign encourages students to proactively engage with their peers about mental health through conversation.  The campaign will also include tips […]

Offaly people encouraged to host a ‘National Tea Break’ for mental health

Suicide or Survives annual ‘National Tea Break’ campaign entitled ‘tea and talk’continues to grow and grow.  It aims to get the nation talking about  mental health, throughout September and up to World Mental Health Day on October 10th.  This year they are making a special appeal to the people of County Offaly to get involved. The campaign, which is in its […]

Most People Think It’s Important To Talk Openly About Mental Health

91% of people in Ireland feel it is important to talk about mental health openly following See Change’s Green Ribbon Campaign 2016, according to recent research. The Green Ribbon Campaign is See Change’s flagship campaign. Each May the public are encouraged to talk openly about mental health to help end the stigma associated with  mental […]

Opportunity For Offaly People To Benefit from Free ‘Wellness Workshop’

In these busy times we live in it has never been more important to invest in your mental health. This coming Thursday June 9th the people of Offaly have an opportunity to avail of a fully funded wellness workshop that offers the perfect opportunity to take time out and gain practical advice and tips for living the life […]

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