June 12, 2015

Half required psychiatry of old age teams in place

Irish Medical Times,11-June-2015

9 years after the publication of the Government’s mental helath policy ‘A vision for Change’, just over half the recommended number of psychiatry of old age community mental health teams, are in place.

More teens seek help for eating disorders

Irish Examiner-09-June-2015

The number of young people seeking help from an online support group for an eating disorder increased by over 80% last year.

Mind over matter… training the brain to function better

Independent.ie, 09-May-2015

Neurofeedback is a relatively unknown technique that trains the brain to function more efficiently. Katie Byrne discusses the procedure and the possible benefits it can have on mental health. 

Only one in every 20 people worldwide had no health problems

IrishHealth.com, 08-June-2015 

Only one in every 20 people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, a major new analysis has revealed. 

TDs and senators to receive mental health counselling

Irish Examiner, 08-June-2015

Mental health counselling is being arranged for members of the Oireachtas and their staff by See Change, a network of organisations that promote mental health awareness.

MEP makes call on mental health service

Evening Echo, 06-Jun-2015

MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for a “movement for improved mental health services”, following a visit of a delegation to the European Parliament.

Nurses call off action as staff levels set to rise

Galway City Tribune, 05-Jun-2015

Concerns over the safety of psychiatric nurses at University Hospital Galway due to inadequate staffing levels, has been resolved following resumed talks in the Labour Relations Commission (LRC).


Hozier back efforts to help city taxi drivers battle depression and suicide

Independent.ie, 08-June-2015

The Irish singer has supported the campaign by Dublin taxi drivers to raise awareness of the high number of suicides among taxi drivers in the city.