February 21, 2017



Lyon's Tea ‘Time To Talk’ Campaign Raises €30,000 For Pieta House – Hotel & Restaurant Times

hotelandrestauranttimes.ie, 21-Feb-2017

Lyons Tea “Time To Talk” nationwide campaign has raised €30,000 for Pieta House, the non-profit Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centers. The campaign by Ireland’s favourite tea launched last October and comprised of special Pieta House takeover packs of Lyons Original and Gold Blend 80s boxes.


Suicide prevention training can save a life

Clare Champion, 17-Feb-2017

Suicide prevention training can save a life Councillors unanimously pass motion for safe talk training.


Coroner raises concerns about 'copycat suicides'

Inishowen Independent, 14-Feb-2017

Dr Denis McCauley spoke of individual families that have been bereaved by suicide and the need and responsibility of the media to report in a sensitive and responsible way and that that certain types of reporting can often encourage other "copycat suicides".  



Mental Health



southeastradio.ie, 20-Feb-2017

The Mental Health Commission is understood to be recommending that the fourteen bed unit in Waterford University Hospital be reduced down to six


Work underway on Mental Health roadmap

Hospital Professional News, 20-Feb-2017

Work is underway to create out of hours services for mental health. Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, has received a petition.



Botox is now being tested to help treat depression, with some Trump support

Irish Mail on Sunday, 19-Feb-2017

Botox is being used to treat depression in tests in the US.




Mentally ill patients 'are not able to handle A&E'

Irish Mail on Sunday, 19-Feb-2017

People with serious mental health issues are not able to cope with the stress of A&E out of hours services.



UCDSVP running Mental Health Week this week

universityobserver.ie, 19-Feb-2017

The UCD St Vincent De Paul Society (UCDSVP) will run a Mental Health Week during Week 5 of the semester. “The main objective of UCDSVP is to help people in need through volunteering” said Dan Kiernan, Vice-Auditor of UCDSVP.



Psych nurses threaten to ballot over 'idle' facilities

kerryman.ie, 18-Feb-2017

SIPTU will ballot the psychiatric nurses it represents in Kerry for industrial action if the HSE fails to redeploy its members back into the county's mental health services, the union has warned.



Lucan locals and Tánaiste meet to discuss Mental Health issues

Liffey Champion, 18-Feb-2017

 60 locals met with Tanaiste to discuss mental health issues.



Pieta House publishes new brochure for people bereaved by suicide

Liffey Champion, 18-Feb-2017

Pieta House operates a free 24- hour suicide helpline 1800 247 247, which is for anyone in suicidal distress and to speak to someone when they're struggling.



Call to 'nail the stigmna' at Sligo IT

Leitrimobserver.ie, 18-Feb-2017

‘Nail The Stigma’ – an initiative which aims to encourage students and staff to talk openly about mental health. “What we are promoting is a positive mental health campaign where we are asking individuals to paint their baby finger nail red and the take a video of themselves talking about how they are feeling,”




Health Minister invests £750,000 into suicide prevention and mental health programmes

derrypost.com, 17-Feb-2017

Sinn Féin's Elisha McCallion has welcomed the investment of £750,000 by Health Minister Michelle O'Neill into suicide prevention and mental health programmes.



Exposing the secrets of mental health in London

irishexaminer.com, 16-Feb-2017

The project aims to change how people think and behave around mental heal
th, after the NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group found relatively few Irish women access mental health services in Camden.





Louth mental health services inadequate – Adams

Dundalk Democrat, 14-Feb-2017

Gerry Adams has claimed that Louth mental health services are inadequate and called for further funding.


Mental health support in adolescence may reduce likelihood of depression

imt.ie, 14-Feb-2017

Young people who access mental health support services at an early age are less likely to develop depression at a later stage.