July 31, 2015

Mental Health

Nurses vote for union to ballot workers
Irish Examiner, 31-July-2015
An emergency meeting of mental health nurses due to transfer to a new €15m unit at Cork University Hospital (CUH) voted last night to request their union, Siptu, to ballot for industrial action.

Teens seeking mental health care were not getting "safe" service
Nationalist & Munster Advertiser, 30-July-2015
According to a report that was issued reviewing regional mental health services in South Tipp, Carlow and Kilkenny, 16 and 17 year olds were not receiving “safe, adequate service”.

91% of mums hope for a greater focus on mental health in Irish primary schools
Independent.ie, 27-July-2015
The majority of Irish mums believe that a greater focus on mental health needs to be placed on children in primary and secondary schools.
'Too much screen activity is bad for teenagers' health'
Irish Examiner, 27-July-2015
According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Youth and Adolescence, prolonged use of electronic media can have significant negative effect on children’s behavior and mental health.

Mental Health at UL is a “mounting crisis”
Limerick Leader, 27-July-2015
Colin Clarke, President of the Student's Union in UL, is calling on the Minister for Health and the Minister for Education & Skills to collaborate in making mental health in universities a priority for October’s budget.

A positive vision for mental health
Evening Echo, 24-July-2015
Last week Minister of State Kathleen Lynch addressed the MacGill Summer School on the topic of suicide and mental health.

Family Fun for Waterford Suicide Prevention Weekend
Waterford Today, 31-July-2015
The Waterford Suicide Prevention Weekend was created to raise awareness of the supports available to those struggling with mental health issues, and to highlight services to those who have been bereaved by suicide.

This simple thing is helping men open up about suicide
Journal.ie, 29-July-2015
The development of a text helpline for people considering taking their life by Console has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of people seeking help.