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.
March 8th marks ‘International Women’s Day’, a day which serves as a call to action to progress gender equality around the world. This year’s theme – Better the balance, better the world (#BalanceforBetter), draws attention to the need for greater gender balance in all dimensions of society and community, including within work and business, wealth, government, and media and sports coverage.
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.
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.