Spend time, not money

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At Christmas, parents can feel a lot of pressure to create the ‘perfect’ festive experience for their children. With toy ads and Santa lists everywhere, it can be difficult to manage expectations and ignore pressures to fork out on expensive gifts. MyMind therapist Julie Golden shows us how spending time with the children at Christmas, means so much more than spending a … Read More

Managing stress at Christmas

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Christmas can be a magical time. It can also be a stressful time with lots of expectations, and the pressure to be happy during the holidays can feel overwhelming.  MyMind Psychologist Beatriz Moreno shares advice on how to best manage your stress levels and avoid anxiety at Christmas. Before Christmas day : Manage expectations about Christmas day. Ask yourself if your expectations about … Read More

Mindfulness at Christmas

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Psychotherapist and public speaker on ‘Mindfulness’ with MyMind Harriet McGuigan shares her advice on how to practice mindfulness to combat the stress of Christmas.  As Andy Williams sings, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!’ What a message!  … Read More

Christmas after a bereavement

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In the run up to Christmas, we’re sharing a series of articles from our mental health professionals, with advice on how to mind your mental wellbeing during the holidays.  The first article from MyMind psychotherapist Sinead Fahy looks at coping with bereavement at Christmas time.  After a bereavement the many ‘firsts’ that we have to go through can be extremely difficult. First … Read More

MyMind and Men’s Shed urge men to mind their mental health

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MyMind and the Irish Men’s Shed Association (IMSA) are urging men across the country to talk to someone if they’re worried about their mental health. The charities launched a partnership today which has grown from a shared mission to improve the mental wellbeing of men across Ireland. They have come together with one voice to urge men not to weather … Read More

An interview with Karolina Jurasik

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Karolina Jurasik

As part of our series of monthly interview with the MyMind mental health professionals team, we are talking to Psychologist Karolina Jurasik.  Why did you become a Psychologist? What attracted me to the area of Psychology was people. I was very interested in how people see things and how things are perceived differently by everyone because of individual experiences.  I … Read More

MyMind is a winner!

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We’re delighted and proud to be a winner of the first ever GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards for the work we do for mental health in the community. The GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise and reward community-based charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland. Congratulations to our fellow winners, The Migraine Association … Read More

Running for wellbeing!

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This year, we teamed up with the Asthma Society of Ireland for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, to challenge the stigma surrounding physical and mental health and to promote wellbeing through exercise. We asked you to take on the challenge of running for wellbeing, which is no easy feat when it’s a 26 miles stretch! A huge THANK YOU to our … Read More

My dignity and I

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By Guest blogger Fiona Kennedy, founder of Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers The theme of World Mental Health week this year is dignity, the dictionary definition of which is ‘the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect’. This is proving to be a particularly tough topic to write about when it comes to mental health, particularly as … Read More

My Battle with Perfectionism

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My jealousy of Grainne: A Battle with Perfectionism By Michelle O’Connor, MyMind Limerick centre manager  “When we feel jealous, we tell ourselves a story. We tell ourselves a story about other people’s lives and these stories make us feel terrible because they’re designed to make us feel terrible. As the teller of the tale and the audience, we know just … Read More