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.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Mental Health Information Day for teachers and others who work with children and young people next month. This event will take place on Friday, April 26th in St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin 8.
The viral Momo Challenge has been getting more and more coverage and has been talked about in schools around Ireland.
In this podcast, Dr Colman Noctor shares his advice with worried parents on how to talk to their children about the challenge.
Walk in My Shoes, the mental health awareness-raising campaign of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, is calling for students and teachers to showcase their efforts to promote positive mental health in their schools, as it today launches the third annual Mission Possible: School Achievement Awards.
Cyber bullying has been defined as an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual using electronic forms of contact repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself
One of the approaches that can be used to explain quite complex emotional concepts to children is metaphor. This is because something that is described in a ‘once removed’ way is far less threatening and therefore more prone to understanding. The use of metaphor in ‘Inside Out’ is fantastic.
Being emotionally healthy is vital to our overall happiness and ability to live an enjoyable and fulfilling life. The evidence tells us that children who are emotionally healthy and psychologically resilient are less likely to experience emotional difficulties and are more likely to overcome these difficulties if they occur.