Me, Student nurses and a little bit of mindfulness

A big thank you to the 4th year student nurses in Children’s Health Ireland Temple Street for being a wonderfully responsive audience today. An impromptu session which l really enjoyed, made easier by your willingness to listen and contribute. A difficult enough profession, without the additional stresses of the last two years, yet here you… Read More

Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition

With the easing of restrictions and suggestions that we are closing in on the final chapters of the pandemic, there are numerous reasons to feel optimistic that we may soon return to a ‘normal life ’. Just imagine no face masks, no Covid tests and no more social distancing, sounds good , right? However it’s… Read More

Dingle’s WWII survivor: ‘People need to relax’

Dingle’s WWII survivor: ‘People need to relax’ — Read on http://www.rte.ie/amp/1132874/ Wise words from a patient lady on her 90th birthday. It’s not easy at the moment, which is understandable , we all feel uneasy, we are restless, we want to get back to our lives. But we can’t, not just yet. This is the… Read More

Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young Irish Times Article

Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young Mental health study captured the views of more than 19,000 Irish young people about 5 hours ago Carl O’Brien Education Editor 22 per cent of adolescents surveyed reported severe anxiety. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto Rates of anxiety and depression are on the rise among young… Read More