July 23, 2015


Mental Health

Developing your mental fitness

The Carlow Nationalist, 21-July-2015

Dr. Eddie Murphy talks about mental fitness and how it is central to having new conversations about our emotional well-being and mental health.


Free primary care for those with mental illness

Irish Medical Times, 20-July-2015

In its pre-budget submission, Mental Health Reform, the national coalition on mental health, has urged Government to keep its Programme for Government commitment to mental health when finalising Budget 2016 and invest €35 million to develop community-based mental health services.


Mental health services for children 'need twice the staff'

Irish Daily Mail, 20-July-2015

The number of staff employed to support children and teenagers with mental health issues in the community is only half of what it should be, despite national policy, experts have warned.


Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre leads the way

Evening Echo, 18-July-2015

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch launched the North Cork Infant Mental Health Network Model at the Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre.


Most teens unable to identify depression

Irish Examiner, 18-July-2015

According to a study conducted by psychologists at Trinity College Dublin, many Irish teenagers are unable to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts.


14 psychiatric nurses hired after alleged assaults on staff

Clare Champion, 17-July-2015

The Psychiatric Nurses Association secretary, Des Kavanagh, has confirmed that the number of psychiatric nurses working in Galway Mental Health Services is to increase following concerns that staffing shortages were at critical levels.



Online Wellness Workshop benefits many

Irishhealth.com, 23-July-2015

Over 90% of people who used an online workshop, run by Suicide or Survive, aimed at improving mental health found it to be beneficial, new data has shown.


Report Highlights poor suicide risk assessment

Irishhealth.com, 22-July-2015

A report by the Mental Health Commission into mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and south Tipperary has found that proper assessments by clinical staff may have alerted them about the risks to a number of people who went on to die by apparent suicide.