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It is difficult for us to fully comprehend the depths of sadness, distress and outrage that cases of violence can create, and many of us struggle to make sense of the merciless, traumatic acts which we hear about through the media.
To mark Father’s Day, Dr Colman Noctor reflects on the undeniable shift in the role of fathers in contemporary culture. Underlining how important it is that fathers become more involved in the ‘hands-on’ rearing of their children, Colman encourages us to acknowledge just how much fathers have to offer in creating positive childhood experiences.
As almost 125,000 students across the country begin their Junior and Leaving Certificates this week, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is encouraging parents to take simple steps to look after young people’s emotional wellbeing during the exam period.
1 June marks the United Nations (UN) Global Day of Parents, a day proclaimed by the UN as an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. Here, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Gilligan, celebrates and reflects on the parental emotional resilience.
On WIMS FM a few months ago, Tom Maher, Director of Services at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, sat in with Dil Wickremasinghe and Tara Flynn for a chat about stress in the work place.
They discussed what stress is, how it affects us and what we can do to combat it. It’s a fun chat about a serious topic, so you should find it as enjoyable as it is interesting.
Walk in My Shoes saw over 100 students from across the country graduate as mental health ambassadors from its unique Transition Year (TY) Programme in a ceremony that took place in St Patrick’s University Hospital in May.
About Walk In My Shoes
Walk In My Shoes runs initiatives throughout the year to promote positive mental health:
- Mission Possible; School Achievement Awards
- Short Film Competition
- #MindYourSelfie eBooks & School Resources
- Transition Year Programme
What We Do
Our information and support service is manned by mental health professionals, who offer practical advice and direction to people in need of help.
Walk in My Shoes raises awareness of Mental Health through support and information in communities throughout Ireland.
Walk In My Shoes offers free downloadable information packs to schools, colleges, workplaces and individuals
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is Ireland’s largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service and aspires to be the recognised leader in:
- the provision of quality mental health care
- the promotion of mental health awareness
- the protection of the rights and integrity of those experiencing mental health difficulties
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is a registered charity. Charity Registration Number (CRN): CHY 209
AmbassadorBláthnaid Treacy has been a regular on RTE for several years now, hosting entertainment shows such as Two Tube, The Electric Picnic Show, The EBBA’s, The RTE Choice Music Prize and most recently, the behind the scenes series of Dancing With The Stars; Can’t Stop Dancing. You can also hear her on Friday nights on RTE 2FM counting down the top 30 songs on the National Chart Show.