August 7, 2015

Mental Health

Nurses, patients transfer to Cork unit
Irish Examiner, 05-Aug-2015
The eight-month delay in opening a €15m psychiatric unit at Cork University Hospital (CUH) has come to a resolution,with the transfer of nurses and patients to the 50-bed facility. 
 
HSE 'in no hurry' to open €2m unit in Kerry hospital
Irish Examiner, 03-Aug-2015
The planned opening of a €2m, high-observation psychiatric unit — which has remained closed since last December, due to staff shortages ,has been postponed.

Children who are fussy eaters more likely to have mental health issues
TheJournal.ie, 03-Aug-2015
New research has suggested that moderate and severe picky eating among children may signal emotional troubles.

Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia
Independent.ie, 03-August-2015, 
A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia.

Suicide

Plans for Pieta House South East on track but continued support needed
Dungarvan Observer, 07-Aug-2015
Brian Higgins, CEO of suicide prevention charity, Pieta House, has announced plans to open a new service in the South East for 2016.
 
Suicide prevention charity forced to cut counselling hours in half
Clare People, 04-Aug-2015
A Clare suicide prevention charity which provides free counselling to vulnerable young people has been forced to reduce its counselling hours by half , due to lack of funds. 

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