Speaking up on mental health
Nicola Hynds has been hearing voices since she was a child, but she wants to challenge the stigma of schizophrenia. A few years ago she became an ambassador for See Change, the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership, and will be speaking about the condition when the organisation launches its fourth Green Ribbon Campaign on April 27th.
Jigsaw focus on the mental health of our young people at event
Jigsaw works towards a vision and culture where young people are connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health. A considerable part of their work is to promote and encourage conversations about youth mental health at all levels of society.
Cycling the roads of Ireland to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues
Mental health and suicide awareness charity Cycle Against Suicide’s message is one which almost everyone across the country recognises immediately. The annual two-week cycle kicks off on Sunday morning, and marks the fifth edition. Since its inception in 2012
Mental health app sealed with a KYSS
Kinsale Youth Support Service (KYSS) recently launched the new app, which provides information on mental health and highlights the services that are available when help is needed.
Psychiatric Nurses Association hold annual conference in Carlow
nurses at St Patrick’s Mental Health Hospital are balloting for industrial action in a dispute over pensions. General Secretary of the PNA Peter Hughes says, his members are frustrated: “Today we have a special motion coming from our board, in relation to the upcoming pay-talks.
Harry seeks to ‘smash stigma’ about mental health
Irish Examiner, Page 9, 20-Apr-2017
Prince Harry seeks to ‘ smash stigma’ about mental health by talking about his own personal experience. Prince Harry has said it was ” only right” …to encourage others to ” smash that stigma” around talking about
Psychiatric nurses threaten strike action over pensions row
Members of staff of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services staged a second protest outside the hospital Wednesday, as they say management decided to close their Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Scheme with effect from June 2nd this year.
Psychiatric nurses to seek pay increases of over €5,000 a year
Psychiatric nurses are to seek increases of more than €5,000 per year in the forthcoming public-service pay talks with the Government. They say they want pay parity with therapy grades in the health service.
WATCH: Lady Gaga Talks Mental Health With Prince William
Lady Gaga speaks to Prince William about mental health issues in an attempt to get people talking about their mental health issues and wellbeing.
Hospital build to start in Portrane
Swords Fingal Independent, Page 11, 18-Apr-2017
works on the main building of the relocated National Forensic Mental Health Hospital will begin on April 20. The National Forensic Mental Health Hospital is effectively the former Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum.
Mother who lost her family in murder suicide says people ‘have right to know’
A mother who lost her two young daughters and husband in a murder suicide has said people and society have the right to know how often these tragedies are happening. Cork mother Una Butler lost her two daughters, Zoe (6) and Ella (2), and her husband, John (43), in a horrific murder-suicide six years ago.
WILL PORTUGAL assisted suicide debates grip Portugal ahead of the Pope’s visit PULL THE PLUG?
Politico EU, Page 14, 20-Apr-2017
Portugal is considering two bills that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. There are people with dementia, people with depression, and with mental problems who are killed by euthanasia.