July 6, 2015

Mental Health

GAA steps up with guidance for communities in crisis

Sunday Independent Sport, 05-July-2015

The GAA received almost 40 requests from clubs and countries seeking support,according to Colm Regan, the Community and Health Manager. 

Psychiatric unit to open after deal with union

Irish Examiner, 01-July-2015

Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association have voted in favour of accepting proposals that will help pave way for the opening of new psychiatric unit in Cork University Hospital. 

Minister launches positive mental health campaign

Northside People East, 01-July-2015

Minister James Reilly lauched the ‘Let’s Go Mental’ campaign, designed to raise awareness of mental health issues among young people.

25% feel they have no-one to talk to

Irish Examiner, 01-July-2015

A quarter of Irish people still feel lonely, isolated and believe that they have no one to speak to about their problems, according to a survey by Samaritans.

Support service for pharmacists with addiction issues to be launched

Irish Pharmacy News, 30-June-2015

 A new programme, ‘Practitioner Health Matters’ will be launched in September to support medical professionals with mental health and addiction problems. 

UK mental health pioneer gives new service backing

Connaught Telegraph, 30-June-2015

Dr. Gráinne Fadden, director of Meridian Family Proramme in the UK visited and praised Bealach Nua, a new family support service in Castebar for people with mental health difficulties.

Shortage of nurses keeps €3m unit closed

Irish Examiner, 30-June-2015

A new €3m high-observation unit in a Kerry General Hospital remains closed due to a nursing shortage.


‘Moving from self harm to self care’

Independent.ie, 04-July-2015

Marisa Reidy speaks to Nora Conway, clinical manager of Pieta House, about the need to reduce the incidence of suicide and self harm, and  make  people aware of the services available when they are in crisis and experiencing emotional distress.