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October Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair 2016

St. Patrick’s University will be having their final Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair in Galway’s Galway Bay Hotel on the 22nd of October 2016 for this year. This is the third and final fair in the series presented by the Walk In My Shoes Campaign. The day will be about informing the public,... 

Are You In The Mood For A Lecture?

Thinking of going back to school and sitting in lectures that go on forever is a dreadful thought to most of us. You might be reminded of the boringness involved with it or perhaps being reprimanded when talking in class. St. Patrick’s University Hospital has been hosting lectures in their Lecture... 

Magic Mushrooms A Cure For Depression?

When we think of magic mushrooms we imagine peace loving hippies dancing around a brightly lit campfire, some perhaps naked with their long, shaggy hair covering their infrequently washed bodies.  The 1960’s saw the birth of psychedelia, which was a sub culture that encouraged the use of magic mushrooms.... 

Childhood Trauma And Bipolar Disorder

This weekend Dublin will be hosting its first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair. The idea is to educate people on general issues concerning mental health and how to cope with a mental health disorder or someone who has one. Bi-polar is a mental health disorder like depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders... 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair

Dublin’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair will be taking place on the 21st of May at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. The fair will be held on a Saturday and over 30 exhibitions have been listed to present the public with a variety of workshops in mindfulness, yoga, laughter yoga, zumba... 

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... 

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... 

Hollywood and Mental Health

Hollywood and Mental Health For many people the world can be either black or white. You conform and live, or you challenge and suffer, either way you die. You know what you know, or you don’t know it for sure. With mental health disorders it is the same thing. Those people who believe or have been... 

SAD Light Therapy

Our moods are like the seasons, transient like waves, constantly changing, and for some people their moods happen to change with the seasons.  In the late autumn or winter they start to feel more lethargic and want to hibernate, and during the end of spring or early summer they begin to feel more energetic... 

Borderline Personality Disorder

This is a complex disorder where the person often has a distorted perception of themselves; they are impulsive and self harm. About 75% of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are women. The individual is emotionally unstable, especially when it comes to interpersonal relationships.... 

New Driving Simulator

In June a new driving initiative was launched for service users of St. Patrick’s University Hospital. Senator Eamonn Coghlan launched the new Driving Simulator in Dublin, funded by the Walk In My Shoes campaign. “The idea for a driving simulator in a mental health hospital has to be acknowledged... 

Smoking May Be Linked To Psychosis

Smoking May Be Linked To Psychosis Scientists have discovered that the chemicals in tobacco might be responsible for the onset of psychosis, along with other genetic and environmental factors, which can also contribute to the disorder. Research has found that 57% of patients who were treated for a psychotic... 

Challenging the Moderator

Challenging the Moderator Recently I noticed a moderator reprimand a user on FaceBook and their post was deleted.  The moderator pointed out the standards and reminded the person that anything that violates those standards would be deleted.  In addition, there was the risk that repeated offenders... 

T-Shirts That Tell The Truth

Two young friends, Kayley Reed (21) and Kyle MacNevin (22), are the designers for a new fashion label called ‘Wear Your Label’. This new clothing brand was specifically designed for young people who suffer from mental health disorders who find it challenging to tell people about their problems... 

Stress – A Medical Perspective

Stress – A Medical Perspective Ava Stapleton MIACP  – An accredited counsellor and clinical supervisor for the last 20 years.   My office is based in Cork street Dublin 8. Ph for appointment is 0864043109. What is Stress? Do you often feel like you are about to fight a tiger?     Are... 

What is Kinesiology?

What is Kinesiology? In this article, Gillian describes the process Kinesology, a therapeutic approach that solves a number of mental health and physical issues.  Kinesiology is a holistic touch therapy that incorporates the Chinese acupuncture meridians, and energy balancing with Western muscle testing,... 

So What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness teaches us to direct our attention to living in the present moment. This “being with” ourselves prevents us from letting our heads run into the future or dwelling on things from the past. It teaches us to have patience and compassion for ourselves and for others.... 

An Introduction to Counseling

An Introduction to Counseling   Counselling / Psychotherapy. Are you thinking of attending a counsellor, but not sure what to expect.  Are you not sure, if counselling can help.  The following is a short explanation of what to expect. What is Counselling? Counselling is a process where a trained... 

Top Tips For Your Mental Wellbeing This Christmas

This Christmas we have teamed up with some of the wonderful mental health advocacy organisations to present their Top Tips for your mental health this Christmas. If you need Mental Health advice, St. Patrick’s Support & Information Service is a telephone and email service staffed by experienced... 
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