Identifying Anxiety and Depression


Mental Health Blog

Have you ever wondered why your heart starts to beat faster in certain situations? Maybe you put it off as nerves. Do you ever find yourself searching for motivation to do the simplest tasks, such as getting out of bed or showering? And are you then feeling awful and foolish for not being able? You […]

August 21, 2019

Stress Management


Mental Health Blog

Encountering stress is a normal side effect of life. In small doses, stress can even be good for you; stress can motivate us to be more productive and active in our lives. However, there is, like everything, a line. When does stress negatively impact us? And how can we identify this shift? Negative symptoms of […]

August 14, 2019

Loneliness and Isolation


Mental Health Blog

We are all familiar with loneliness. We all experience it at some point during our lives. But we as humans desire interaction, whether often or in small doses, company and meaningful connections matter to us. In Ireland, the amount of people experiencing loneliness and isolation is rising. We don’t always give ourselves the chance to […]

August 7, 2019

Coming to Terms with Grief and Loss


Mental Health Blog

Grief is something everyone experiences in life. Some people are fortunate enough not to feel the sting of loss until they are well into their adult lives; others learn to deal with grief from a young age. The important thing to remember with grief is that everyone has a different experience, and that’s ok. Grief […]

July 29, 2019

Understanding and Addressing Self-Harm


Mental Health Blog

Self-harm is hard to talk about; no one wants to think of a loved one intentionally causing themselves pain. But the reality is, self-harm is something many people do to cope. Self-harm can be done with the method most people would assume, cutting oneself, but it could also be pinching, burning, even other methods such […]

July 22, 2019

Addressing Low Self-Esteem


Mental Health Blog

Self-esteem is often something we see people targeting. In today’s environment, especially within younger generations, self-deprecating humour is common and popular.  Now, this isn’t necessarily the issue. This type of humour can be harmless and fun when those making the jokes don’t believe them. But often these jokes are used to hide the very insecurities […]

July 15, 2019

Coping Without Medication


Mental Health Blog

Anxiety and depression are increasingly common in today’s world. In Ireland alone, it is estimated that up to one in ten people suffers from depression at any one time. Suffering from anxiety is even more likely. Mental health is still something standing half in the spotlight and half in the shadows. This unfortunate stigma still […]

July 10, 2019

Indicators that you could use the help of a psychotherapist


Mental Health Blog

Counselling and Psychotherapy are the most effective treatments that support people to function better in their life and improve their well-being. Unfortunately, all too often, people don’t seek therapy until their problems have nearly destroyed them. This is often because they didn’t know how bad they should allow things to become before they ask for […]

June 6, 2019

Dealing with Romantic Burnout During Parenthood


Mental Health Blog

Most couples walk into parenthood with the expectation that having children will strengthen the love between them. It can but not in the way they expect. Providing they can work in harmony to raise their child, their love for one another has the potential to grow through shared experiences. What couples are seldom prepared for […]

June 5, 2019

Dealing with Cultural Issues


Mental Health Blog

With approximately 160 different nationalities now living in Ireland, cultural diversity and its implications play a key part in everyday life.  Social situations, work, and school brings people of various cultures together. Because every culture has unique aspects, this coming together can often cause friction between individuals, resulting in negative stereotypes and discrimination for minority […]

June 4, 2019