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Is There a Stigma Towards Mental Health In Work?

Is There a Stigma Towards Mental Health In Work? Mental health problems are widespread; almost every second person you encounter knows someone with some sort of mental heath condition.  In the last decade there has been less of a stigma associated with mental health issues, but it is still a matter... 

Why People Self-Harm

Why people self – harm Life can be full of emotional up and downs and it can feel too much at times for people.  Some people choose healthy ways to deal with their stress, like doing a workout at the gym, going for a walk, confiding in a friend or listening to a meditation CD.  Whereas others have... 

GoCar Sharing Has Arrived at Heuston South Quarter

GoCar Sharing Has Arrived at Heuston South Quarter Are you tired of waiting on the bus or taxi, or getting to the tram or train in time. Look no further for an alternative to this dilemma, GoCar Sharing has arrived in Ireland and now the Heuston South Quarter on the Military Road here in Dublin 8. This... 

Calling All Young People!

  The Youth Empowered Service (YES) at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services with Walk In My Shoes are looking for young people to volunteer their services. YES is looking for young people who are passionate about helping and promoting positive mental health services for young people. Young... 

Tips to Prevent Voice Strain

Tips to Prevent Voice Strain Our voices are constantly in use, from the moment we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night, we communicate through our voice.  That is why it is so important to protect it from getting strained.  Certain professions are more prone to voice strain than others,... 

Signs Your Thyroid Is Out Of Sync

Signs Your Thyroid Is Out Of Sync The thyroid is one of the largest glands in the endocrine system.  If it is out of sync you can feel constantly tired, depressed, cold, and gain weight easily, despite not having an increased appetite.  Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid hormones aren’t functioning,... 

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is when your adrenal glands are so overworked that they barely function anymore.  Today’s stresses and strains can cause the average person to feel occasionally burnt out, but when you are consistently exhausted and overwrought it may be because of a more serious problem.  The function... 

Keep Your Pet’s Safe This Christmas

Keep Your Pet’s Safe This Christmas Christmas is a happy time for many of us, spending time with loved ones, exchanging gifts, watching movies and over indulging in tasty calorific food and drink.  However, for your pets it can be stressful, particularly if you have noisy guests coming and going. ... 

World Aids Day

Today the 1st December is World Aids Day. Across the world people will have an opportunity today to show their support for those with HIV or AIDS by wearing the red ribbon. This is also a day to remember those who have died and unite  in the fight against HIV. World Aids Day was first held in 1988.... 

Its a Dog’s Life

Its a Dog’s Life Animals, especially our pets, are very close and dependent on us. They need as much love and care as we do to live well and stay healthy. Just like ourselves our little furry friends get ill and have their own problems. I have a little cat that fell ill recently and thinking that... 

Brú Aimstir Open Its Doors To The Homeless

  Brú Aimstir opened their doors on Friday the 20th November for homeless people who have been sleeping rough. Brú Aimstir is a new service provided by the Cold Weather Initiative in Dublin 8 and will be running this service for the time being during 2015 and 2016. The facility is able to accommodate... 

Is Work Stress Weighing You Down?

Is Work Stress Weighing You Down? A little while back RTE Radio did a programme with Professor Jim Lucey of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services about work stress. For most people in the workplace stress arrives when there is so much work to do that you don’t know where to touch ground, but... 

Remembering Loved Ones

The Rialto Community Drug Team would like to invite you all to their annual event “Remembering Loved Ones”, taking place on Thursday 19th of November, at 11.30am. This event is to commemorate our deceased loved ones. Remembering friends at this time of year, allows us to reflect on our loved ones... 

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique enables you to release tension by re-educating your mind and body through various movements which improves your posture and co-ordination.  Frederick Matthias Alexander was a Shakespearean actor who constantly suffered from throat problems.  He was permanently hoarse and he... 

Open Days at NCAD & Griffith College

It is that time of the year again when students have the opportunity to further their education and explore their possibilities. There will be open days held at the National College of Art and Design and Griffith College on the 25th November 2015. Griffith College Griffith College was built in 1974... 

Table Quiz For Syrian Crisis

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St. James Hospital Nursing Clinical Skills Fair

On Tuesday the 10th of November 2015 the 16th Nursing Clinical Skills Fair – “Care of the Older Patient” will be held at the H & H Seminar Room and Foyer at the Main Building at St. James’s Hospital. The fair will kick off from 12.30 pm till 15.00 pm and a lunchtime fair with light refreshments... 

Halloween festivities for kids over the midterm

There are a variety of different festivities for children taking place this week. Dublinia at Halloween Creepy cures and Ridiculous Remedies 24th October – 31st October 2015 From: 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm Thomas O’Brien, the bloody Barber Surgeon, seeks advice from Biddy Deasy who uses alternative... 

Keep your Pets Safe this Halloween

Halloween is a time of fun and trickery for children and adults but it can be a traumatic and stressful time for your pets. For those of us who have pets its very important to keep them safe during the Halloween period. I have heard horror stories of animals getting abused, teased and even killed. Here... 

Are Your Hands Clean?

Are Your Hands Clean? You may think your hands are clean after washing them but research has shown that the majority of people don’t wash their hands properly after going to the toilet.  This causes harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli, clostridium difficile, campylobacter and MRSA to spread. ... 
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