27 June 2018
Young people can be vulnerable to believing images of perfection and beauty, which can lead to body image issues. Struggling with body image can impact their mental health over time so it’s something to be taken seriously.
16 May 2018
Being a parent is stressful. We get so caught up looking after others, that our own needs can get forgotten. If our mental health is good and strong, it can help us to cope with the stresses and demands of everyday life.
29 March 2018
All young people (and all us parents!) will experience anxiety at certain stages but it can become a problematic. If feelings of anxiety start to interfere with a young person’s everyday activities or if the feeling persists for more than a couple of weeks, it’s time to get some support.
15 March 2018
People can have different needs in terms of sleep, but for children and young people especially, getting a good night’s sleep is key.
14 February 2018
With mock exams upon us, your son or daughter may be feeling pressure and, as a parent, you may be feeling anxious and unsure of how best to help.
21 September 2017
It’s well known now that the transition to secondary school can be difficult for many young people.
15 August 2017
So it will be a big night tomorrow night, no matter what results your son or daughter gets and in many cases plans will be to head to a nightclub or party.
13 August 2017
Whatever your son or daughter’s Leaving Certs results are, your job as parent isn’t over yet (!) and your guidance and support are as important now as ever.
27 June 2017
Most young people who experience online sexual coercion are too embarrassed to tell anyone. Early detection means a higher chance of catching those responsible.
20 June 2017
The Leaving and Junior Cert exams are nearly over, and with that, celebrations for young people can mean alcohol is involved.