World Photo Day falls on 19 August. The main aim of World Photo Day is to inspire positive change across the world, connecting people and raising awareness using photography. To mark the day, our Walk in My Shoes (WIMS) Project Manager, Amanda McArdle, shares some insight into our #MindYourSelfie campaign and the power of photos in opening conversations about mental health.
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.
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.
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.