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Galway Rape Crisis Centre seeks volunteer support workers

The Galway Rape Crisis Centre is currently looking for support workers to help victims of sexual assaults.

AIT researchers working on ‘made to order’ personalised healthcare technology

Researchers have long suspected that taking a number of prescription medications concurrently, otherwise known as polypharmacy, is a leading cause of therapeutic non-compliance among patients.

Speech and drama training — the key to natural self confidence

Speech and drama classes are rooted in encouraging students to develop a love of literature, poetry, and drama, and improving their standard of communication through the spoken word. The Garvey School of Speech and Drama works at developing students' self-confidence and a broad range of essential life skills that will support them in the future.

Top job skills in 2019

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August is coming to an end and many of us have will be getting back into the mindset of work that can mysteriously disappear during the relaxing days of summer.

School lunchboxes made easy

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Good nutrition is not only essential for your child’s growth and development but is also important in keeping them adequately fuelled for the long school day. Back to school marks a fresh beginning and structure for the next 9-10 months of your family’s year, so take this time as an opportunity to encourage healthy lifestyle routines and habits from the get-go.

Use your €10 Back To School voucher for children's shoes at Paul Byron Shoes

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating — so when you hear that 12,000 Irish feet walk in new shoes bought every week in Paul Byron Shoes, you know you are dealing with excellence. And now, they are giving you a voucher that offers €10 off your Back to School footwear bill.

Defence Forces Gala Concert launched

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The Defence Forces Gala Concert in aid of South Westmeath Hospice and ONE Fuchsia appeal will take place in the Radisson Blu Athlone next Thursday, August 22, at 7pm. The concert will feature performances by the Band 2 Brigade, renowned singer Raphaela Mangan, and Athlone A Capella Choir.

Parenting resilient minds

Mental health problems affect about one in five children and young people. They include depression, anxiety, and conduct disorders, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives (Mental Health Ireland). According to the World Health Organisation around 50 per cent of mental disorders begin before the age of 14. Parents have begun to figure this part out themselves. They can unfortunately name on one hand children who needed some form of expert support for their emotional and mental wellbeing in the past 12 months. Parents are more than aware of the daily stories on all media forms of anxious children, crying spells, teenagers suffering migraine, school refusal, depression, bullying, missing youths, self-harming, suicides, violence, poor self-image, eating disorders, and so on.

New pharmacy sales assistant course at the GRETB Training Centre

A new pharmacy sales assistant course will be starting at the GRETB Training Centre in Mervue, Galway, in September.

Are you interested in listening for Childline?

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Have you ever considered offering a listening ear to a child or young person who seeks support?

 

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