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, 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, 03-August-2015, 
A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia.


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.