March 6, 2015


Mental Health

All aboard for Aware’s charity harbour walk
Dublin People, 06-March-2015
Registration has opened for the 10th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk which will take place on March 17 (10.30am) from Howth to Dun Laoghaire.
Bressie to publish a book on his mental health journey, 06-March-2015
Fresh from the success of his mental health blog 'My 1000 Hours', Bressie is poised to release a book on the subject – 'Me and My Mate Jeffrey'.
Fast track for laws to ban shock therapy
Irish Examiner, 05-March-2015
The Government is to fast-track legislation ending the practice of administering electric shock therapy to mental health patients even if that patient has capacity and refuses the treatment.
Depression drugs can stop heart failure
The Herald, 05-March-2015
New research has paved the way to revolutionary new treatments for a number of conditions.
Grenagh wellness event hailed as attaining status of holy grail
Irish Examiner, 05-March-2015
The wellness ‘gathering’ held in Rathduff Hall, organised by Grenagh ICA Guild president, was oversubscribed with about 65 people braving the elements.
Tús Nua clients are angry over their new replacement service
Dublin People, 04-March-2015
Clients of Tus Nua Day Care Centre in Ballymun, which closed last November, say they feel let down by the interim replacement programme.
Mayo Mindspace – new support service for young people
The Connaught Telegraph, 04-March-2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially launched a new facility for confidential support in Castlebar for young people experiencing mental health issues.
The current approach to well-being in our schools is hit-and-miss and has to change, 04-March-2015
With so many mental health issues that need attention it is time to focus on where mental health fits into our education.
It's okay not to be okay, and to ask for help…
Irish Independent Health & Living, 02-March-2015
Ailin Quinlann reminds us there are services available out there for people to engage with and talk to about their own mental health.
Can you think yourself better?
Irish Independent Health & Living, 02-March-2015
With the evident power of placebos in helping us to recover, Shane Cochrane writes about the power our mind has to heal the body.
Psychologists caution against ‘outdated’ material in gay marriage debate
The Irish Times, 02-March-2015
The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) has warned against some academic material appearing in the debate on marriage equality which it believes has the potential to impact detrimentally on people.
Central Mental Health hospital ‘unsuitable’ as mental health facility – report
The Irish Times, 01-March-2015
The Central Mental Hospital building in Dublin is “outdated and unsuitable as a mental health facility for the 21st century,” according to a report by the Mental Health Commission.
Cork school to open dedicated student counselling centre
Irish Examiner, 01-March-2015
A top Cork City secondary school today opens a new pastoral care centre for its 1,000-plus students, providing counselling for everything from third-level courses to family breakdown.
'I still deal with anxiety every day. It's just part of my life'
Irish Independent Review, 28-Feb-2015
Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin talks with Vicki Notaro about mental health as just another part of life and his journey to where
he is now.


Jim to run through Cork to spread Cycle Against Suicide message
Evening Echo, 05-March-2015
Founder Jim Breen is set to run through county Cork as part of a 1,400km nationwide tour, four weeks before the main event is to begin.