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20 Aug, 2020

How anger affects your brain and body

We all feel anger sometimes but what is actually going on in our brain and body? Here are some great infographics from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine which explain what is happening. How anger affects your brain and body Anger can be a challenging emotion to work through. Sometimes our […]

11 Aug, 2020

Raising a psychologically healthy teenager

We are all aware that the teenage years can be challenging. Here are some great tips from the Kidspot website about how we can help our teenagers develop the skills and strengths they need to support good mental health. Raising a psychologically healthy teenager There is a strange self-esteem paradox: If you need it (self-esteem), […]

11 Aug, 2020

Let’s get creative and help our children find their passion!

Here is another good piece from the Kidspot website, this time looking at how we can help our children release their creativity and find their passion! 6 Ways to Unleash Your Child’s Creativity Having children is something most of us look forward to. While having a child will change your life forever, it will also […]

13 May, 2020

Maintaining family wellbeing during the Covid 19 lockdown

Looking after our family wellbeing is a priority at this time. Here is some good advice from John Sharry, one of the founders of the Parents Plus parenting programmes. Maintaining family wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown Prof John Sharry, Parents Plus With colleges, schools and childcare centres closed in most areas, the Covid-19 crises has […]

18 Jun, 2019

Helping your child to eat healthily

To help your child to eat healthy, don’t force it. The importance of breakfast Make sure your child eats breakfast every day. It gives children energy that they need. Lead by example and make sure you eat a breakfast. Sit down with your child for breakfast as often as possible. Other meals Use children’s plates […]

2 Aug, 2018

Having a say in Mental Health Services – Coffee Morning in Letterkenny

Have you had experience with the mental health services whether as a service user, family member, carer or supporter of someone with a mental health needs? The purpose of the HSE’s Mental Health Engagement team is to provide a welcoming space for people with experience of using mental health services and those who support them […]

19 Jul, 2018

Child safety – a checklist to help us

We all know that curiosity and a sense of adventure are wonderful things in a child. We also know that this is exactly what can put children in danger. So how can we make the environment safer for our children so that they can explore safely? Here are some ideas from the Health Service Executive. […]

28 Jun, 2018

HSE launches new resource, ‘Talking to Your Young Child about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing Up’ 

  Research finds that parents are asking for support with how to communicate with younger children about relationships, sexuality and growing up   The HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP) has launched a new resource for parents, ’Talking to Your Young Child about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing Up’.    Launched by Minister Catherine […]

20 Mar, 2018

Key Messages about Attachment and Bonding

Bonding and attachment are different. Bonding is the binding love that a parent may feel for their infant, beginning even before he or she is born. The process of bonding refers to the intense emotional connection that the parent feels for the baby. Some parents feel this straight away and others take time to get […]