An understanding of suicide and self harm
Self-harm and suicide are major public health problems. We asked Professor Ella Arensman, Research Professor at the school of Public Health, University College Cork and a Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation, to share her knowledge so that our readers can learn more about the causes of suicide and self-harm in Ireland. You can also download a document with further information and help at the end of this article.
Health 5 min read
What's in your child's lunchbox? Healthy lunches with Super Troopers
If you find it difficult to come up with ways to get your kids eating healthily at home, don’t worry – we teamed up with Siobhan Berry of Mummycooks to put together some great simple recipe ideas for nutritious treats your kids won’t be able to get enough of!
Family 3 min read
What is causing stress for Irish people? Top tips for understanding and managing anxiety
Recent research by laya healthcare found that eight in ten (80%) of adults in Ireland have been affected by anxiety. Dr Sarah O'Neill discusses the factors causing stress for Irish people based on this research and offers practical tips for understanding and managing anxiety.
Health 5 min read
Social Media Anxiety Disorder
The term ‘Social Media Anxiety Disorder (SMAD)’ has been popping up in discussions on the negative effects of social media for several years. I often meet parents who tell me social media has made their child “less social” and “more anxious” about real-life events. So, is SMAD a real thing? And if so how can we cope with it?
Family 4 min read
7 ways to get the most from the time you spend working out
We all lead incredibly busy lives and as the years go by, life just seems to get busier and busier! Therefore, when you do actually get time to work out, isn’t it a good idea to make sure you get the most from that session? whether it’s in the gym or out for a run here are some tips that will maximise the benefits you get from the session
Health 2 min read