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Ireland has highest European rate for young girls taking their own lives

New statistics show Ireland has the highest rate in Europe for young girls taking their own lives. Our reporter asks why and what can parents do? Suicide in Ireland is intrinsically linked with men. According to figures from the Office for Suicide Prevention (HSE), of the...

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Helping schools to deal with a tragedy

A new book guides principals and teachers on how to navigate the storm of a critical incident, including the 'wallop effect' on their own emotions. Read more: Helping schools to deal with a tragedy Photo: Lorraine Teevan, Source:


Drink Less and Gain More

No matter how much you drink, find out how it affects your health and mental wellbeing at, a new website from the HSE The HSE recently launched a new website for the public on alcohol – about how much we’re drinking, how it affects us...

Practical Tips for Psychological Well-Being

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 1:00-1:30pm. Venue: Lecture Room P002, GMIT Castlebar. Speaker: Dr Seamus Ryan, Clinical Psychologist, HSE. This 30 minute talk will introduce a number of practical tips to improve our psychological well-being and mental health. Each practical tip is based on research evidence which demonstrates...

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Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme a joint initiative by the HSE and Mayo County Council Library Services aims to promote the availability of a wide variety of self help books on a range of common psychological, emotional and parenting issues. A total of 88 books are...

Family Support Handbook

Free Information Book for Families Affected by Substance Use

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce and the HSE West Drug Service recently developed a free information book for families affected by substance use. This book is for anyone who has a family member misusing drugs or alcohol, including parents, children, siblings, partners, grandparents...

Claremorris Career Event 2017

Claremorris Career Event 2017 Aims to Help Teenagers with Career Choice

Senior cycle and pre-senior cycle students, and their families, are invited to attend the Claremorris Career Event 2017, which takes place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on Saturday, February 25 (11am to 2pm). The purpose of the event is to arm students and families with...