April 9, 2014



Mental Health


'Critical incidents' put mental health in spotlight

Irish Examiner, 09-Apr-2014

The GAA dealt with what it deemed were 26 "critical incidents" relating to mental health last year that clubs themselves felt unable to respond to across issues such as death by suicide, problems with addiction and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), The Association yesterday announced a partnership with Samaritans aimed at making 24-hour, 365-day emotional support structures available to every community in Ireland.


HSE spending €700,000 on leasing city properties

Connacht Sentinel, 08-Apr-2014

HSE West is spending over €700,000 this year on leasing properties in Galway city and are saving almost €3million in rent for the next four years by vacating the West City Centre in the Westside.


Mentally ill patients 'sent home' from Beaumont

Metro Herald, 07-Apr-2014

PSYCHIATRISTS have warned that suicidal patients experiencing psychotic episodes are being sent home from Beaumont Hospital, while others are left waiting on trolleys for up to eight days.


Depression linked to heart health risk

Sunday Independent, 06-Apr-2014

MODERATE to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40 per cent, a study of nearly 63,000 Norwegians has shown. The findings were presented yesterday at EuroHeartCare 2014, the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions of the European Society of Cardiology.


SpunOut.ie rolls out novel mental health initiative

Irish Examiner, 04-Apr-2014
SpunOut.ie has launched a new book, animation series, and app to promote positive youth mental health. The SpunOut.ie Survival Guide is aimed at helping those aged 16 to 20 to navigate the transitions between school, college, and work.


Conor Cusack inspires with passionate speech in Kinsale

West Cork People, 04-Apr-2014

Conor Cusack delivered an inspiring speech to over 300 people at a Positive Mental Health event in Kinsale organised by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS). From the outset, Conor specified that he was not a professional, and that he was speaking in a personal capacity, and that his ultimate aim was to portray a mes
sage of hope.


One in four footballers suffers mental health issues, says study

Irish Examiner, 03-Apr-2014
Over a quarter of current professional footballers suffer from depression or anxiety, a new study has found. FIFPro, the world footballers' association, collaborated with six member unions worldwide, including the Professional Footballer's Association of Ireland (PFAI), for the project.


'Teenaiders' promote mental health issues

Clondalkin Echo, 03-Apr-2014

Transition Year students at the Crumlin school are launching their mental health magazine on April 11. A group of 12 Transition Year students formed a mini-company 'Teenaiders* and barnstormed a number of ideas for a mental health-based project.





From Darkness Into Light

Craic In Galway, 04-Apr-2014

A dawn walk, from Darkness Into Light, is expected to attract over 3,000 participants to Salthill early next month. The walk takes place on May 10 at 4:1 Sam, to raise funds for suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Pieta House. Starting and finishing at Leisureland, walkers and runners will cover a 5km course, taking in the Salthill Promenade and South Park, before watching the sun rise over Galway Bay.