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Decider Life Skills

Decider Life skills The course for teachers to fulfill the School Wellbeing Programme  The Wellbeing Programme for junior cycle is now well underway in our secondary schools. The Decider Life Skills Course with its outcomes focus on the 5R’s for children and teens which are: Responsible; Robust; Respectful; Resourceful and Resilient. This is very closely […]

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Children and Anxiety

Children and anxiety According to this recent article by the Irish Independent ‘One in five primary school children in Ireland experience anxiety their parents say’. One in five school children experience general anxiety and one in four experience ‘low moods’. The article states that “the majority of primary school parents (91pc) want mental health first-aid […]

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The Decider Life Skills

The Decider Life Skills One day workshop   The Decider is for teachers, youth leaders, GPs, school nurses, health visitors, social workers, HR personnel, occupation health professionals, general nurses (adult and children), parents and carers.    The Decider Life Skills are twelve Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed skills which will help children and teens to […]

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Valentine’s Day – Love, kindness & compassion

Valentine’s Day – Love, kindness & compassion This Valentine’s day, don’t wait to see what love you are going to receive from an external source. Try to look within and be more loving, kind and compassionate to yourself. We often find it difficult to show compassion for ourselves but no problem showing love and compassion […]

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New Year Self-Care

New Year Self-Care It is now almost mid January, and for many of us our New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. For myself, this year, I have decided not to resolve to do anything in particular but instead to be kinder to myself, non judgemental and accepting of how I am right now. […]

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Looking after ourselves

Looking after ourselves We should all take a time out to look after ourselves. This is not an indulgence but a successful way of living longer and with greater health. This is particularly needed if we are going through a period of extra stress or a significant life change or event. The importance of extra […]

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Mindfulness in a Teacup

Mindfulness in a Teacup I inherited a lovely china tea-set from  my grandmother, it must be over 100 years old. It is very pretty with hand painted flowers in the most delicate of colours. It is made of porcelain and is a wafer thin and there is a cup and saucer.   When teaching mindfulness, […]

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Your Mental Health & Mindfulness

Your mental health and mindfulness Today is World Mental Health Day so I decided I would write about how mindfulness can help with your mental health. You will never feel happy all the time, there will be times in life where you will experience negative or painful emotions because of grief, loss or failure which […]

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A parents view on surviving the Leaving Cert

I have thought long and hard about what my first blog post would be and decided that since my first child has just finished her leaving certificate I would talk about that experience as a mother as it may relate to many people who have gone through or will go through it this year with […]

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How to deal with a ‘down day’

Post by Margaret Daly, Anú Community Healthcare Everyone has days where you feel down, where you experience negative feelings about everything! It can start off by getting up feeling cranky, maybe not having slept well and suddenly everything upsets you or you have a flat tyre on your car, you sit on your glasses or […]

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