MyMind Limerick is growing!

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We are delighted to announce that MyMind has opened a new, bigger centre in Limerick! We have moved from 66 O’Connell Street to the nearby 50 O’Connell Street – allowing us to provide accessible and affordable mental health services to more clients in the community. Our new centre now has more than double the capacity to serve MyMind clients and is … Read More

Understanding Eating Disorders

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As #EDAW2016 comes to a close, we share this blog post about how eating disorders can originate and ways in which they can be prevented. According to the Department of Health, up to 200,000 people in Ireland are affected by eating disorders. This high number sheds light on the importance of identifying the factors that lead to the development of … Read More

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Today marks the beginning of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. A staggering 200,000 people in Ireland are affected by eating disorders. That means that each of us is likely to know someone who has been affected. Bodywhys – the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, – has shared this informative article on how to recognise and understand an eating disorder in … Read More

An interview with Patrick Fitzgerald

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This month, we’ll be talking with psychotherapist Patrick Fitzgerald about mental health, rural isolation and the problems facing modern Ireland. Tell us about yourself and your background My background is very diverse. From a young age, my father and uncle were farmers. I worked on the farm every summer. After I finished school, I went into computers. Following that, I did … Read More

Love and your mental wellbeing

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What is love? Love, often treated as an enigma, can be defined as a strong feeling of affection one experiences towards another person. Love is held in high regard by many people; it features heavily in all forms of media. Try to listen to a song on the radio or watch a film in the cinema without love playing a … Read More

Protecting Mental Health

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This is an extract from Dr Keith Gaynor’s book ‘Protecting Mental Health’.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all  Emily Dickinson In the ten years I have been a psychologist, I have met hundreds of people in the course of … Read More

Why I chose an Internship at MyMind

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I have, for as long as I can remember, been interested in the behaviour, emotions and thoughts of others and myself. I am constantly introspective of my actions and emotions – monitoring how I behave and asking myself why I am feeling or acting in a certain way. If a situation arose where someone acted strangely, I would be the … Read More

Brendan Doyle: My journey to wellbeing

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Brendan Doyle is an ex-Garda and Winter Olympics hopeful from Dublin. Close to seven years ago, Brendan’s life was turned upside down in a heartbeat. What followed was a painful struggle with depression and anxiety. Brendan lost all hope in ever enjoying life again…until he discovered his passion in life and began to fight for his dream of Olympic glory. … Read More