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Maintaining your mental health is a key issue these days. The resources here are recommended for young people and include mindfulness techniques, managing sleep and self-checks.

Calming Cards. GoZenPlus 50CalmDownFlashcards (1) TCC Imagine Relaxing Pictures. TCC Think Positive Thoughts. Please Talk. Exam results: how mindfulness can help you make better life choices. One of the most important events in the British education calendar is approaching: A-level results day.

Exam results: how mindfulness can help you make better life choices

Beyond A-levels, choosing what you want to do, or what you want to study are two of the big decisions in life. And, as such, they are not easy ones to make. You weigh up alternative options, and find a good number of reasons behind each of them. Widgit Mental Health Booklet. Size of my Problem.ashx (JPEG Image, 667 × 1000 pixels) Mental Health Ireland Publications. The size of my problem thermometer. We all encounter problems routinely.

The size of my problem thermometer

Some of them are caused by our own mistakes, such as sleeping through the alarm or missing a meeting. Some are caused by others, (a stolen wallet) and some are just bad luck (getting stuck in a traffic jam)! Just about everything we do throughout the day involves solving some kind of problem; it’s just an unavoidable fact of life. What we can do, however, is learn to manage our problems.

This involves, in part, managing the emotions that arise when a problem occurs. Our ability to regulate our emotions in problem situations greatly influences how effectively we are able to solve the problems we face. Defining Socially-Based Problems Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

Defining a social problem may include: Understanding the stated or hidden social rules—what’s expected in any given situation. A Problem-Solving Equation. A Teacher's Guide to Anxiety in the Classroom. Well Being in Post Primary Schools Guidelines. I had a black dog, his name was depression. Niteline - Confidential Listening Service for Students of DCU, NCAD, RCSI, TCD, UCD and their affiliate colleges.

Smiling Mind. Optimism. Mind check. Caring for people with psychosis. Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course.

Caring for people with psychosis

Psychosis conditions, including schizophrenia, are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone although very few people talk about the conditions and their impact on families. Millions of people across the globe find themselves thrust unexpectedly into a role providing support and care when a relative develops psychosis. Carers can play a major role in supporting their relative’s progress and recovery. This two-week course will explore some of the key issues and questions relevant to a carer who is supporting a relative with psychosis such as: Why is schizophrenia described as psychosis? This free online course will provide opportunities to share your views and experiences with carers from around the world. This course is open to anyone with an interest in psychosis and caregiving issues. You may be interested in taking the course because:

Mindfulness for well-being. Tired, distracted and stressed by the pace of modern life?

Mindfulness for well-being

Mindfulness might be the solution. Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness and compassion. Research shows that when we are not deliberately paying attention to something, our brain clicks off into default mode, which is characterised by mind wandering, operating on “autopilot,” dwelling on the past, and worrying about judgment, criticism and the future. The result can be increased stress and anxiety, poor communication, and impaired academic and occupational functioning. Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance Mindfulness can help you unhook from these unproductive thought patterns and behaviours, and engage more fully with work and leisure time.

Learn from experienced mindfulness practitioners. Adolescent Mental Health Services. Willow Grove Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Dean Clinic Outpatient Adolescent Mental Health Service Our Service Willow Grove Adolescent Unit is a specialist mental health service for young people aged between 14-17 years.

Adolescent Mental Health Services

We provide a multi-disciplinary assessment of adolescents where the referrer has significant reason to believe that the adolescent has (or is at risk of developing) a psychiatric disorder. The benefits of a good night's sleep. "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

The benefits of a good night's sleep

" -- Benjamin Franklin, 1758 (in Poor Richard's Almanac) A third of our life is spent sleeping. How much sleep a person needs changes as one ages. A new mother needs seven hours of sleep per night, but her newborn baby needs 12-18 hours of sleep per night. In general, the older you get, the less sleep you need.

This can give us an idea of why sleep is so important during childhood for both growth and brain development. The hippocampus plays an important role in helping us to remember. Living Life To The Full: Free Booklets. Listen, Speak & be Heard.