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Tag Archives: "well-being"

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 […]

7 Apr, 2020

Lots of ideas on play

Here is a great website full of ideas on play with children as well as information on why play is so important for learning and well being. https://www.playscotland.org/parents-families/ You can also find and download the ‘Experimental Play’ book which is full of ideas for exciting projects here https://www.playscotland.org/wp-content/uploads/Experimental-Play-1.pdf

4 Dec, 2019

Managing Anxiety in Children

Dr. Elizabeth McQuaid, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Donegal Psychology Department Anxiety is a normal part of being human and can occur in adults and children. Some level of anxiety is perfectly normal and can actually help us to try new things or to perform better at activities. Anxiety is considered to be a problem when the […]

9 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Three tips to help your child in times of stress

Things you can do to promote your child’s wellbeing in times of stress: 1. Your own emotions: Be aware of your own emotional state and share your feelings with your child where appropriate: “I am feeling sad now because it’s raining and we can’t go for a walk”. How we cope with stress as parents […]