Limerick Mental Health Week in review

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Limerick Mental Health Week

Mental health week can be regarded as one of the most important weeks in the year for those working in the mental health field. It provides an opportunity for us provide awareness, connect with each other, expose research and highlight the need to reduce stigma and improve services. Here at MyMind we also chose to use Limerick Mental Health Week … Read More

Wellbeing in the workplace


The workplace can be a minefield of factors that may have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. Stress, anxiety, insomnia. These are only some of the issues that can emerge from feeling overwhelmed in your job, whether it is a demanding boss, an unrealistic workload, feeling bullied or a dispute with a colleague. Mental wellbeing can hugely impact employees … Read More

The art of listening – My experience as a Samaritan

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Have you ever been struggling in the middle of the night, unable to seek any help because those you feel closest to are asleep or you feel uncomfortable sharing your personal problems or issues with them? You feel as if you’ve nowhere to turn, nobody to listen or attempt to understand what you’re going through. Then you remember the Samaritans, … Read More

MyMind celebrates 10th Anniversary

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MyMind – Centre for Mental Wellbeing is celebrating 10 years of providing accessible mental health services in the community. MyMind first opened its doors in 2006 as a not-for-profit community based provider of accessible mental health care, and now has centres in Dublin, Cork and Limerick city. MyMind provides counselling, wellbeing and psychotherapy services in more than 10 languages either … 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

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

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

How to control emotional eating

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In this article, MyMind therapist Anna Nauka talks about emotional eating and offers advice on how to control these patterns. Emotional eating is defined as a tendency to eat in response to the negative emotions such as anger, loneliness, boredom or depression. Emotional overeating is considered to be an inappropriate response to stress. Because of the specific physiological response connected with … Read More

MyMind and ASI team up for marathon

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MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing and the Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) have joined forces for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. The charities have teamed up to challenge the stigma surrounding physical and mental health and to promote wellbeing through exercise. More than 14,000 runners are expected to lace up for the Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, October 26th next … Read More

MyMind celebrates ninth anniversary

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MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing celebrated its ninth anniversary with the opening of its new Dublin-based centre – 7A Store Street. Founded in 2006 by ex-Googler Krystian Fikert, MyMind has grown from offering mental health services out of one room in a community centre, to a nation wide organisation that can reach people living anywhere in Ireland through its e-therapy … Read More