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Investing 5 minutes, Enjoy a Wealth of Well-Being

Five minutes. It’s not a lot of time. Or is it? As it happens, investing just five minutes in certain key activities can yield amazing benefits for your health and happiness. 1. Five minutes of running per day may add three years to your life. According to this study (link...

Preschools without walls: why children need outdoor play

Too much screen-time and inactivity is depriving young people of vital life skills. Every generation winces when the previous one recalls how much better life was in their day. But one thing everyone remembers is playing outside as a child. If current trends are anything to go...

‘Every Irish family has a mental health problem’

Self-harm, anxiety and trauma have all increased in recent years, says Prof Jim Lucey Jim Lucey isn’t happy with where he’s sitting. We’re in a hotel on the quays, about to start the interview. He’s perched on a sofa in the foyer, at right angles to...

Bereavement Information Evening, The Family Centre, Castlebar, May 18, 2017

Venue: The Family Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (Registration from 7:15pm) Anam Cara, the all-Ireland organisation providing support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Mayo. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear...

Dealing with Anxiety

How to keep those anxiety levels down You might become stressed by a job interview, the build-up to exams, a big match or lots of other day to day stuff. This is normal and stress can help us get motivated for dealing with problems and pressure. Stress...

Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue

"Let them know you're there for them"   ALMOST HALF OF people in Ireland under the age of 35 would conceal that they had a mental health difficulty to friends and family, according to new research released by See Change. The report comes ahead of See Change’s Green...

How to Avoid A Poorly Designed School Mindfulness Program

By Jamie Bristow In the UK, it was recently announced that the national government will put public money into mindfulness in education for the first time. One hundred and fifty schools will take part in a trial training program as part of a wider piece of...

Simplifying our life: why less is more

By Karen Liebenguth Less is more: a saying, like all sayings, that holds an important grain of truth. In fact, I've just experienced its meaning during a wonderful two week retreat in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all - a full and busy life in London...