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Burn Out – A real issue or a sham?

Do you often feel exhausted at work or feel so tired that you are unable to keep going at your job. Do you think it is possible that you may be experiencing “Burnt Out”? It’s not so ridiculous a suggestion as it might first seem. Many people in stressful forms of employment are at risk of this experience and it is important that this is recognised. There is much at stake for everyone in the work environment when it comes to “Burn Out”. 

What do you do to #MINDYOURSELFIE?

Walk in My Shoes call on public to get involved in #MindYourSelfie Day on Tuesday 26 March by sharing their positive mental health and wellbeing tips

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.

Can ADHD be a problem in both children and adults?

ADHD is the most common behavioural disorder occurring in children today. It affects between 3% and 9% of school-aged children and young adults in Ireland. It is a Neuro-Developmental condition arising from problems within the developing brain and leading to a series...

Warning signs of bullying & what to do

Types of bullying include physical bullying, psychological or emotional bullying and more recently cyber bullying. It is a mistake to assume one form is more severe than another as all of these experiences can have serious effects on the victim. Bullying is distinct...

Talking to Children about Suicide

Why “silence and secrecy” only increase the pain of bereavement by suicide. Childhood is meant to be a happy time, a protected time, but for some children (especially those prematurely exposed to death as a result of a suicide in their family or community)...

Parenting: Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, joined Sean Moncrieff on NewsTalk FM for the parenting slot to discuss the Middle child syndrome. Show: Moncrieff Wed, 04 January 2017

Colman Noctor, Psychotherapist at St Patrick's Mental Health Services joined Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene on their show 'Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene' on RTÉ2fm to discuss computer game addiction. There is increasing evidence that people of all ages are facing...

"The Gender Episode" is the 51st episode of "The Women's Podcast" with Kay Cairns, Chris Ricketts, Justin Vivian Bond & Lilian Bland's Herstory In this episode they are talking about gender. The panel is made up of non-binary journalist Kay Cairns, author & teacher...

Colman Noctor & Elaine Burke joined Pat Kenny on Newstalk to explore the over use of smartphones.

Parenting: Bedwetting 6 year old Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, joined Sean Moncrieff on NewsTalk FM for the parenting slot. Show: Moncrieff Wed, 21 September 2016

What is psychosis, what are the stages and who is at risk?

Understanding the misunderstood Psychosis is a condition of fear. For some it starts with a feeling of sensory overload. For others, the mind becomes an unsafe place where everyday worries become plausible fears. Getting the best help available for a loved one often...

A Pebble in the Pond

Addiction is not just suffered by those going through it. It is also suffered by those who see their family members or loved ones going through it. Like a pebble being dropped into a pond the effects of someone with an addiction sends ripples of worry, concern, abuse...

Stigma and Substance Use Disorders

For centuries people believed that substance abuse was a moral problem, that a person made the choice to continue using a particular substance. It was believed that such a person had weak willpower and low moral strength, the blame was exclusively with them. This...

There is life after addiction – even if it is tough at times!

"Go on have the one it won’t hurt you." "God you are so boring." "Will I throw in a vodka into that diet coke when no one is looking?" This is mild compared to some of the so called ‘banter’ that an addict has to put up with. The stigma that goes with being a...

Does having depression increase the risk of stigmatisation?

Depression is a common mental health disorder affecting as many as 350 million people worldwide at any one time according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Depression is a mood disorder often referred to as major depressive disorder or clinical depression. It is...

Depression – Misunderstood

What’s in a word? How many times have we heard the words “It’s so depressing” or “I am depressed”? What does it really mean and in saying these words are we talking about an experience that is perhaps fleetingly negative? The words depression and depressive illness...

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