September 13, 2012

Mental Health


Farm project to aid vulnerable people

Irish Times 13th September 2012
A new cross-Border project that uses farming to help rehabilitate vulnerable people was announced yesterday. Over the next two years, the Social Farming Across Borders project will establish 20 demonstration social farms, as well as a cross-Border network of farmers, healthcare professionals and people who use services.


The Connaught Telegraph wins Headline Regional Newspaper of the Year Award

Connaught Telegraph, 11-September-2012

Headline, the national media-monitoring programme for mental health and suicide, has selected The Connaught Telegraph as winner of the Headline Regional Newspaper of the Year Award 2012 for journalism relating to mental health or suicide prevention. Headline created the award in recognition of the vital role regional newspapers play in promoting positive mental health in their local communities.  


The counsellor is now online

Irish Times Saturday, 08 September 2012

Young people who are reluctant to discuss their mental-health problems face to face are turning to the web for support and information


Protest over mental health 'cuts'

Irish Times Friday, 07 September 2012

Mental health campaigners protested at Government buildings in Dublin over reports that the Government plans to use the €35 million promised for community mental health services to offset the deficit in the HSE.




Stigma persists on mental health  Monday, 09 September 2012)

New figures have shown that lack of understanding of mental health problems is still fuelling stigma and preventing people from getting the support they need.



The Kerryman Wednesday, 05 September 2012

At least six people have taken their own lives in north Kerry in the past six weeks, just as government cuts forced one of the most vital mental health services for young people in the area to shut down.