Overcoming your fear of public speaking

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As a shy university student who is frequently required to give presentations, I understand more than most the fear of public speaking. Fear of public speaking, otherwise known as Glossophobia is an extremely common phenomenon and affects roughly 75% of Irish people at some stage throughout their lives. While I’m sure I‘m not the only one, I react to a … Read More

Finding the support you need

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If you had broken an arm, have a cold or feel sick, then you would be encouraged to go see a GP or go to the hospital and get what you need seen to. What about if you were feeling anxious or depressed. Where would you be encouraged to go? Do we know where to go and do we know … Read More

Making workplace wellbeing a priority

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Millennials, as you may have heard, are changing the way we work. Having grown up during an era in which overwork was glamourised – where 80-hour working weeks merited a pat on the back instead of a concerned intervention, and where productivity was measured on the clock as opposed to by impact – a backlash was somewhat inevitable. Sure enough, … Read More

The truth about trauma

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The word trauma is used in our everyday lives to describe highly stressful events. It covers a broad range of situations which fall under the categories of physical injury and emotional and physiological disturbances. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible life event,” where the experience overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope. According to … Read More

Put a self-care spring in your step

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For many people the idea of self-care conjures up ideas of bubble baths, a ‘treat yourself’ splurge on something you may not really be able to afford or a decadent treat. While these practices may give you a boost in the moment there is another, possibly a more nourishing self-care that when acted upon can stand to improve the day … Read More

A journey through mental health and self love

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The sweaty palms, the constant chatter in your brain, the overbearing feeling of unease and self doubt. How do we balance our mental health in a world filled with distractions? My mental health has always been a struggle since a child. I always struggled with how I looked, so much so I believed the mirrors in my house were fake, … Read More

MyMind to open new Cork centre

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MyMind is opening a new centre in Cork city to serve the growing demand for affordable mental health support. After opening the Cork branch in 2013, MyMind saw an increase of 86% in appointments in 2017, compared to the previous year. MyMind provided nearly 5,000 appointment to the people of Cork in 2017 alone. The new centre – located at … Read More

National Workplace Wellbeing Day

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Next month – April 13th – is National Workplace Wellbeing Day. It is the day where employers across the country are being called on to stop for a minute to consider their staff’s mental and physical wellbeing. Unfortunately, we live in a time when burnout and workplace stress are all too common. We live in a very fast and closely … Read More

Getting a grip on panic attacks

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Here at MyMind, we know that stress and anxiety are things that affect people every day of the week, whether resulting from particular situations and experiences, or just day to day life. Quite commonly, these feelings of extreme stress or extreme anxiety can cause panic attacks. Recent research, conducted by Psychiatric Epidemiology Research across the Lifespan Group, have found that … Read More

How to be happier in the workplace

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You may love your job, think your colleagues are ace and your boss is the best. Even with all of these things, your job can have its own set of challenges for your mental wellbeing.  We spend a lot of time at work, in many case, more than we do in our own homes and see our colleagues more than … Read More