Mental Health: Choosing the right mental health support

What is psychotherapy and counselling? Psychotherapy and counselling gives you a regular time to think and talk about the issues, which are stopping you from living a happier and fuller life. This is carried out in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. It works best when a collaborative and equal relationship is formed between you and your…

Mental Health: Mindfulness – Doing 1 Thing at a Time

What is mindfulness? Just doing 1 thing at a time. It’s as simple as that. It means paying attention to the present moment, exactly as it is. It is really hard to be anxious if you are completely focused on the present moment – what you are sensing and doing RIGHT NOW … and now……

Mind Your Mental Health – Photo Activity

What makes me happy? Coffee on a cold, sunny morning Our Student Mental Health Team is organising a Mental Health Activity that will initially ask all TY students to take a photo of what makes them happy. I could be a picture of friends, a forest, food, a warm fire and a cup of tea….

Mental Health: Yoga for Body and Mind

Connecting mind and body: Is yoga the key to sporting success? Friday, August 12, 2016 Clodagh Finn More and more sports stars are seeing the benefits of yoga, reports Clodagh Finn. PROFESSIONAL golfer Padraig Harrington does it; rugby great Paul O’Connell does it; GAA All-Star Michael Darragh MacAuley does it. In fact, the entire Dublin…

Mental Health: Digital Detox

7 Good Reasons To Make You Turn Off Your Smartphone Now From smartphone notifications to phone calls from the office, your smartphone may seem like it’s doing a great job at keeping you on top of your business and personal life. However, in reality, it is simply doing so while also adding on stress. With…

Mental Health: Music to ease Anxiety.

Using music to stay ‘Strong’ Songwriter Ryan Hennessy makes music to ease his anxiety.  Written by Maire Rowland and posted in news Do you have a favourite little ditty that you like to hum when things aren’t going to plan? Perhaps you like to blare a cheesy, feel-good tune on your iPod when you are…

Mental Health:Eat well to feel well

Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy? 1. Opt for wholegrains Like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. The ability…

Form V: Beat the Blues Workshop

  All Form V students will participate in this workshop on Feb 3rd and 4th. Details to be confirmed. # Aware’s positive mental health programme for senior-cycle students in secondary schools throughout Ireland. Since 1995, Aware has delivered our Beat the Blues schools programme in secondary schools throughout Ireland, with 300 schools (30,000 students)benefitting from…

Mental Health: Beat the Blues Online Programme

About Beat the Blues Online  Aware has designed this online programme to help young people aged 15-18 learn new ways to deal with concerns and challenges in life. It uses an approach based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which focuses on thinking and behaviour. Back to Aware Programmes for Teenagers menu>> Three key ideas that…

Mental Health: Headspace – gym for the mind

HEADSPACE — YOUR GYM MEMBERSHIP FOR THE MIND Headspace is your very own personal trainer, here to help you train your mind. You can even fit us in your pocket with our FREE app. Watch our ‘How it works’ animation