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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.

School transitioning wellbeing and resilience workshops with Next Step Forward

On Monday August 12 health and wellbeing expert Dorothy Scarry, a qualified primary and secondary teacher, will host a wellbeing and resilience workshop in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel.

School Transitioning Wellbeing and Resilience Workshops with Next Step Forward

On Monday, August 12th health and wellbeing expert Dorothy Scarry, a qualified primary and secondary teacher, is hosting ‘Wellbeing and Resilience’ workshop in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel.

DeCare Dental Wellness Event a great success

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DeCare Dental recently hosted a very successful Wellness that Works breakfast seminar at the Clayton Hotel in Galway, which was attended by a wide range of experts including business and HR managers, wellness advocates and employee leaders.

Heavin receives support for limiting Glyphosate use

At a recent sitting of the Athlone Moate Municipal District, Green Party Councillor, Louise Heavin, received broad support for her motion to limit the use of glyphosate, the harmful weedkiller commonly known as Roundup by the local authority.

Childhood obesity — education is key

In recent years, Ireland has gone from famine to feast, we are now faced with the same problem of obesity as the rest of Europe and the developed world. How to stop the spread? Our lifestyle that had kept us slim is gone — replaced by the hallmarks of the global scourge of obesity. Levels are higher in rural areas, as people drive everywhere. Obesity is also a bigger problem among the less well off. We have been getting fatter for a long time and the Government has proposed, among other things, a colour coded labeling system, calorie labeling on menus, and on fatty, high sugar and salt foods.

Proposed abortion legislation will 'roll back what the Irish people voted for' warn Galway Pro Choice

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While the Eight Amendment has now been removed from the Constitution, the current draft legislation to provide for termination of pregnancies in the State, is "not capable of guaranteeing universal access to abortion services", according to Galway Pro Choice.

Aware support and self care groups offer peer to peer support for adults

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According to the latest estimates from the World Health Organisation, more than 300 million people worldwide and approximately 450,000 people (one in 10) in Ireland are now living with depression.

The ongoing nightmare of living with Lyme disease

May is Lyme Disease awareness month so I thought I’d write a little bit about it, my own experience of it and how to prevent it.

Galway Pro Choice welcomes referendum result

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On Friday two-thirds of the Irish electorate voted to remove the discriminatory Eighth Amendment from our Constitution. It is no wonder Galway West and East both voted Yes by such large majorities. We have seen firsthand the negative effects of the Eighth Amendment in our county.

 

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