The Power of Friendship: Nurturing Mental Health and Celebrating International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day July 30th 2023

Friendship is a beautiful aspect of our lives that brings joy, support, and a sense of belonging. As we approach International Friendship Day on July 30th, it is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of friendship and the significant impact it has on our mental well-being. Continue reading The Power of Friendship: Nurturing Mental Health and Celebrating International Friendship Day Continue reading The Power of Friendship: Nurturing Mental Health and Celebrating International Friendship Day

Chair’s blog: Mental Health in the Workplace – Why It Matters and What Employers Can Do

Mental Health in the workplace

LMHA Chair Lisa O’Rourke Scott on the new ‘Healthy Workplace Ireland’ report which looks at mental health and well-being promotion in Irish Firms and how by prioritizing these employers can create a culture that promotes employee well-being and ultimately benefits their bottom line. Continue reading Chair’s blog: Mental Health in the Workplace – Why It Matters and What Employers Can Do Continue reading Chair’s blog: Mental Health in the Workplace – Why It Matters and What Employers Can Do

Limerick Mental Health Week 2021 Review

Limerick Mental Health Week Launch with The Ilen, the last of Ireland’s traditional wooden sailing ships, sailing into Limerick City. Pic: Don Moloney

Thank you to everyone who took part in or supported Limerick Mental Health Week 2021. The aims of Limerick Mental Health Week were: to get people talking about their mental health; to highlight the increased demand on mental health services across Limerick; to emphasise the need for extra funding to meet this increased demand; and to increase collaboration among all the stakeholders involved in the provision of mental health services in Limerick. Read our review of the week’s events.. Continue reading Limerick Mental Health Week 2021 Review Continue reading Limerick Mental Health Week 2021 Review

My Life: Suicide & Mental Illness by Thomas Truelson

TRIGGER WARNING: This post discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. Thomas Truelson details his experiences with the loss of a loved one to suicide, attempted suicide and struggling with mental health. Continue reading My Life: Suicide & Mental Illness by Thomas Truelson Continue reading My Life: Suicide & Mental Illness by Thomas Truelson

Paddling their own canoe: Migrant Group and Young Shedders Kayak the Shannon

LMHA Young Shedder’s & LMHA Migrant group ready to start kayaking

LMHA’s Migrant Group and Young Shedders recently teamed up to kayak along the river Shannon. Find out how they got on as they share their adventure… Continue reading Paddling their own canoe: Migrant Group and Young Shedders Kayak the Shannon Continue reading Paddling their own canoe: Migrant Group and Young Shedders Kayak the Shannon

“Why Mental Health Matters to Men” by Ian Delaney

Ian Delaney, Musician

Read musician Ian Delaney’s honest account of the effect the pandemic has had on his life from a male perspective, in particular bringing about discussion and debate breaking the stigma and barriers faced around mental health challenges. Continue reading “Why Mental Health Matters to Men” by Ian Delaney Continue reading “Why Mental Health Matters to Men” by Ian Delaney

Words From a Samaritans Volunteer

Nicole Russell shares her experience volunteering with Samaritans, a listening service available to anyone who is having difficulty coping or just needs to talk to someone without judgement. Contact Samaritans via freephone 116123 or email jo@samaritans.ie the next time you’re feeling down and can’t seem to find anyone around you to talk to about these feelings with. Continue reading Words From a Samaritans Volunteer Continue reading Words From a Samaritans Volunteer