Archive for the Health Category

Ringsend and District Autism Support Group

Shay Connolly Ringsend and District Autism Support Group held their first meeting in RICC on Wed, 1st July last. The Group was set up to offer support and for information sharing for parents who are struggling with the everyday problems […]

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Only three in 10 Irish men would attend counselling

Eoin Meegan Following a recent survey carried out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), it was revealed that only three in 10 Irish men said they would attend counselling/psychotherapy. The startling finding is compared to that of […]

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New breakthrough in coping with Dyslexia

Eoin Meegan Dyslexia is a condition that affects approximately one in ten people in Ireland. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland defines the condition as “a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and spelling skills.” Many […]

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Let’s re-imagine a society without discrimination

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services have just launched an exciting No Stigma campaign, which aims to reimagine a life without mental health stigma. They hope you can join them in growing the conversation around mental health and showing how life […]

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Numbers game

BY Kathrin Kobus There is an official statistics site provided by the government of Ireland, the geohive hub, where everyone can look up and check numbers and graphs relating to Covid-19. Its accuracy depends on those who feed numbers into […]

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Face Masks Challenging for Hard of Hearing

BY editor With a number of people going out and about again wearing recommended face masks (mandatory on public transport since 29th of June) this constitutes a challenge for the needs of hearing impaired people. “The use of face masks […]

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Wellness Workshops now online

Eoin Meegan With Covid-19 dominating all the headlines at the moment, we may be in danger of overlooking other critical problems in society: mental health, domestic abuse, child vulnerability, and the topic under scrutiny here, suicide and self-harm. Suicide or […]

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Free Dogs Trust foster care service for frontline workers

By Eoin Meegan f you’re a frontline worker who’s worried about who will take care of your dog while you’re taking care of the rest of us, then help is at hand from those wonderful people at Dogs Trust. Dogs […]

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New “Cocooning with COPD” Information Pack

By Eoin Meegan A new “Cocooning with COPD” information pack with tips and advice for protecting physical and mental well-being for people with COPD has been announced by COPD Support Ireland. People with COPD are one of the vulnerable groups […]

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Active Kids Academy

By Eoin Meegan Mental health in the pandemic hits small children too.” So says Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Gym Manager, Mental Health Activist, Special Needs Assistant and Children’s Fitness Consultant, Lisa Redmond, who runs Active Kids Academy and Stretch-n-Grow Wicklow. […]

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