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Samaritans urge people to ‘shush’ and to listen to others

A leading suicide prevention charity is challenging people to become better listeners. Every week, nine people in Ireland kill themselves. Good listening is hard, but the Samaritans believe it is essential in bringing down the number of suicides. The Samaritans respond to one call for help per...

How much am I drinking?

Measuring drinks When we drink an alcoholic beverage, there are so many variables that it is difficult to keep track of how much alcohol we are consuming. Glasses, cans and bottles come in different sizes. Different drinks contain different percentages of alcohol. The simplest way to...

Mindspace Mayo launches first outreach programme in Erris

Mindspace Mayo is a free, confidential, support service for those aged between 15 and 25 in Mayo. We provide non-judgemental listening and supportive guidance to young people experiencing a difficult or distressing time. Advice and guidance is also provided to anybody who is concerned about...

Why is sleep so important?

Sleep is one of the most important parts of our daily routine. It allows our brain to relax and recharge for the day ahead. It is one of the key factors to keeping good mental and physical health. We all know how bad it feels to have a...

Six apps that help mind your mental health

May marks Green Ribbon month, the national campaign that encourages us to talk to each other about our mental health and to challenge the stigma the still remains around depression and a whole host of psychological issues. So as the month draws to a close we...

7 things you can do to look after your mental health

Although it's improving, men still have a tendency to avoid the doctor and keep quiet about feeling unwell, especially when it comes to mental health. This is why Men's Health Week, which runs until Sunday 19 June, was launched. The awareness week aims to inform men about preventable health...

Facebook rolls out its suicide prevention tools to users worldwide

Facebook has expanded its suicide prevention tools and, now, users around the world will be able to use them to support friends who they believe are at risk for self-harm or suicide. The tools were originally released to a limited number of English-language users in the...

A trip to the Barbers could save your Life, says Heart Charity!

(Image:Mayo Senior Football Manager Stephen Rochford is pictured receiving information on Heart Attack from Ailish Houlihan, Croí Nurse and Ann Marie Brown, Co-ordinator of Cardiac Rehab, Mayo University Hospital, while getting his hair done in David Simon’s Barbers in Ballinrobe. Photo: Frank Dolan) “Taking a trip to...

Beware the quick cure-all

Mental Matters Jannah Walshe Mindfulness, exercise, diet, reading, writing and listening to music. All are listed as good for our mental health – and yes they are. Their benefits for mental as well as physical health is by now well proven, and if you also enjoy doing...

5 apps to help you look after your mental health

  There’s loads of apps for fitness and weight loss but looking after your mental health is just as important. Mental health apps can help provide users with information and methods of coping with disorders, stresses and anxiety. Here are our top 5 apps to get you feeling...