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WIMS Podcast Series: Stress in the Work Place

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.

Irish students become mental health ambassadors

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.

Mothering Yourself Through Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for us all to celebrate the emotional and physical labour that goes into mothering, the role of mothers in our own lives and their importance in wider society. All over the country young children will try their hand at making...

Mental health training for teachers

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.

How to reassure your child about the Momo Challenge

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.

WIMS Podcast Series: Stress in the Work Place

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.

How to reassure your child about the Momo Challenge

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.

Mental Health in the Movies

Awards season culminates with the much anticipated Oscars this weekend and amidst the glamour and gúnas, we thought we’d take a look at how people living with mental health issues are portrayed in the movies.

WIMS Podcast Series: Living with Psychosis

Clinical psychologist and clinical lead on the Living Through Psychosis programme at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Dr Edel Crehan shares her expertise on the condition including its causes and the treatments available at St Patrick’s...

WIMS Podcast Series: Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Anxiety Disorders programme at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Frank Smith, shares his expertise on how anxiety can affect us, what conditions are classed as anxiety disorders and what treatments are available. Read...

WIMS Podcast Series: Eating Disorders: Causes, Characteristics and Common Misconceptions

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and in the first episode of our new Walk in My Shoes podcast series, Dr Clare O’Toole, Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for the Adult Eating Disorder Service at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, shares her expertise on the causes of eating disorder, the treatments available and how best to support someone living with a disorder.

WIMS Podcast Series: Eating Disorders: Causes, Characteristics and Common Misconceptions

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and in the first episode of our new Walk in My Shoes podcast series, Dr Clare O’Toole, Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for the Adult Eating Disorder Service at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, shares her expertise on the causes of eating disorder, the treatments available and how best to support someone living with a disorder.

Shake it Off

Many of us who look in the mirror don’t like what looks back at us. We moan we have too many wrinkles, too many grey hairs, we are too short or too tall, the list goes on and on. We are often highly critical of ourselves both physically and mentally. Instead of being...

Still Just Me – Mental Health Stigma

Stigma is a double-headed beast, existing in two forms as public and self-stigma. Engagement with negative attitudes (prejudice) and/or adverse behaviour (discrimination) is known as public stigma. Self-stigma is how the individual sees their own mental health from a...

A Diagnosis of Schizophrenia but Still Just Me

Having a psychotic illness has impacted every single part of my life in some way or another. Although more children are now being diagnosed with and treated for Schizophrenia, it is considered to be rare in childhood. When I was a child, it was pretty much unheard of....

The Tsunami Effect

You don’t see a tsunami far out at sea What is Psychosis? This is what it means to me and here is my personal journey. It is Saturday morning, June 3rd 2006. I am looking forward to attending a friend’s wedding with my wife at the time. It is a welcome distraction...

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