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15 Jul, 2020

Supporting Parents and Families through Summer 2020

Here are some great ideas for family activities from The Genesis Programme’s booklet ‘Supporting Parents and Families through summer 2020. You will also find information on low cost days out, social and emotional development, mindfulness for parents and children, summer routines, managing anxiety and much, much more. See the PDF below or download it at […]

13 Jul, 2020

Managing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them to Worry Less

The online talk ‘Managing anxiety in children and helping them to worry less’ by Dr Elizabeth McQuaid Senior Psychologist with the HSE on 8th July was so good that the plan is to run the event again! This free online event will happen on Wednesday 29th July 7.00 – 9.30pm. If you are interested in […]

6 Jul, 2020

Jigsaw – providing 1:1 mental health support for young adults

Jigsaw provides a vital service supporting the mental health of young adults aged between 12 – 25 years old. They have a webchat facility providing 1:1 support – here are the details, reproduced from their website.   Jigsaw Live Chat is a new way to get support if you’re aged between 12 – 25 years-old. […]

22 Jun, 2020

24/7 text line launched to support mental health

We are finally becoming aware that we need to care for our mental health as much as for our physical health. Over these past months many people have experienced anxiety, feelings of loneliness, low mood and more. This is not unusual. If you would like support to deal with these or other mental health issues […]

7 May, 2020

How to talk to teens and young adults about social distancing

If you have teenagers and young adults who are struggling with social distancing this article by Psychology Professor Michelle Drouin may be useful. The original can be downloaded from the Psychology Today website here https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/blog/love-online/202003/how-talk-teens-young-adults-about-social-distancing How to Talk to Teens & Young Adults About Social Distancing The key is understanding their unique perspective. Posted Mar 22, […]

22 Apr, 2020

Minding your health and well being

The Healthy Ireland campaign has provided resources to help people look after their well-being at this time. The resources covered include: Looking after our mental health Coping at home Staying active Healthy eating Helping in the community Cocooning and they can be accessed here https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/?referrer=/together/

17 Apr, 2020

How to Practise Empathy during the Covid19 Pandemic

Empathy can help us connect with others even though we are apart and it can help us deal with the challenges we are facing at the moment. This article is from the VeryWellMind website and although we have reproduced it below you can also download the original here  https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-practice-empathy-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-4800924 By Kendra Cherry Medically reviewed by […]

14 Apr, 2020

Minding your mental health while social distancing and self-isolating

It is very important that we look after our own mental health during what is a strange and strssful time. Here are some tips:-  Self Care Keep a healthy sleep routine– avoid sleeping for too long during the day. . Pick an activity a day that makes you feel good – e.g. a long hot […]