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# counselling - This year 2022

Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?
# Talk Therapy
# Talk Therapy

Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?

Updated Jun 4th 2022, 11:27 AM 32,453 Views 0 Comments

Therapist Margaret Parkes has advice for anyone concerned they may be living in a toxic relationship.

# counselling - Last year 2021

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears

Jun 15th 2021, 9:05 PM 6,525 Views 5 Comments

Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.

Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services
# Extern
# Extern

Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services

Jan 15th 2021, 2:19 PM 6,818 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Thomas Gould has urged the government to provide funding for Extern.

# counselling - All time

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
# Back To School
# Back To School

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Aug 16th 2020, 7:15 AM 26,011 Views 19 Comments

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
# Staying Home
# Staying Home

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

Aug 9th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,721 Views 0 Comments

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

Mar 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 8,291 Views 3 Comments

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced

Dec 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 7,645 Views 9 Comments

The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.

Thousands of calls from abuse survivors missed due to limited helpline hours
# Counselling
# Counselling

Thousands of calls from abuse survivors missed due to limited helpline hours

Dec 15th 2019, 1:20 PM 7,822 Views 5 Comments

74% of callers last year were female.

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline
# One Family
# One Family

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 11,563 Views 40 Comments

Registered charity One Family has won the contract to set up the helpline.

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD
# GRA
# GRA

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD

May 29th 2018, 1:12 PM 9,373 Views 31 Comments

A new study found gardaí who have suffered trauma related to their job do not feel they received adequate support from management.

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,319 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

Why I became a counsellor: 'Mentally, I’ve gone toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson'
# Column
# Column

Why I became a counsellor: 'Mentally, I’ve gone toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson'

Apr 2nd 2018, 8:00 PM 959 Views 3 Comments

When I was younger, counselling was close to the last thing I would have considered, writes Danny McNeive.

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
# The Pill
# The Pill

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:12 PM 36,436 Views 97 Comments

Minister Harris said work to consider the costs and other implications is continuing within his department.

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies
# Gambling
# Gambling

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

Feb 24th 2018, 1:26 PM 14,432 Views 65 Comments

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

What to do when the career you've chosen doesn't give you fulfillment
# Counselling
# Counselling

What to do when the career you've chosen doesn't give you fulfillment

Oct 1st 2017, 3:30 PM 14,112 Views 26 Comments

We usually have more options than we realise, writes Maeve Halpin.

'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers
# Turn2MeYouth
# Turn2MeYouth

'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers

Sep 16th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,689 Views 8 Comments

Turn2MeYouth offers online peer support and individual counselling to 16-19 year olds.

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies
# Counselling
# Counselling

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

Jul 11th 2017, 2:56 PM 13,859 Views 40 Comments

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'
# Cancer
# Cancer

'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'

May 28th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,328 Views 3 Comments

Arc Cancer Support helps people deal with the emotional and physical challenges they face before, during and after treatment.

'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?

Apr 12th 2017, 7:15 PM 11,470 Views 50 Comments

A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.

New counselling rooms for homeless people open in Dublin today
# Dublin Simon
# Dublin Simon

New counselling rooms for homeless people open in Dublin today

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:38 AM 10,680 Views 20 Comments

A new suite of rooms are being opened today.

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland
# Counselling
# Counselling

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

Oct 19th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,339 Views 23 Comments

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

How rogue crisis pregnancy agencies have been operating outside the law here for more than a decade
# Abortion
# Abortion

How rogue crisis pregnancy agencies have been operating outside the law here for more than a decade

Sep 5th 2016, 5:08 PM 29,360 Views 244 Comments

The agencies are in the spotlight again after an investigation found an agency in Dublin giving abortion misinformation to women.

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,592 Views 68 Comments

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing
# Opinion
# Opinion

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing

Jan 21st 2016, 5:00 PM 852 Views 93 Comments

Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.

Six members of the force died by suicide last year and here's what gardaí want to do about it
# Counselling
# Counselling

Six members of the force died by suicide last year and here's what gardaí want to do about it

Jan 18th 2016, 6:05 AM 26,394 Views 47 Comments

As it stands gardaí do not receive specialist counselling services which are available to other emergency services.

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims

Dec 13th 2015, 4:46 PM 10,698 Views 20 Comments

The most common overall setting for abuse was in the family with one quarter of these callers saying their fathers abused them.

There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year
# Counselling
# Counselling

There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year

Jun 17th 2015, 7:34 AM 6,507 Views 4 Comments

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety
# Turn2Me
# Turn2Me

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety

Jun 14th 2015, 8:40 AM 15,554 Views 4 Comments

Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website Turn2Me.org.

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

Jun 9th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,728 Views 28 Comments

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

What I've learned through my career as a counsellor
# Opinion
# Opinion

What I've learned through my career as a counsellor

May 17th 2015, 2:30 PM 4,279 Views 26 Comments

People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
# No Accord
# No Accord

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

May 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 33,254 Views 252 Comments

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?
# Opinion
# Opinion

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Apr 19th 2015, 10:50 PM 7,809 Views 65 Comments

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

Two young boys waiting over two years for counselling after sexual assault
# Counselling
# Counselling

Two young boys waiting over two years for counselling after sexual assault

Mar 20th 2015, 2:55 PM 14,074 Views 26 Comments

Tusla says that things are getting better in the area.

How to pick the right therapist for you
# Advice
# Advice

How to pick the right therapist for you

Jan 25th 2015, 7:30 PM 10,609 Views 18 Comments

People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.

Counselling service Connect extending its hours over Christmas
# Emotional Time
# Emotional Time

Counselling service Connect extending its hours over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:42 AM 4,044 Views 0 Comments

“Christmas can be an emotional time for people and this creates a greater demand for counselling and support services.”

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service
# Support
# Support

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service

Dec 14th 2014, 2:07 PM 6,007 Views 5 Comments

A higher proportion of calls came from men.

Increases in domestic violence against men
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

Increases in domestic violence against men

Nov 19th 2014, 12:48 PM 7,486 Views 34 Comments

A new report from domestic abuse service ‘Amen’ has shown an increase in reported incidents.

322 sought post-abortion counselling info from Cura in 2013
# Concerns
# Concerns

322 sought post-abortion counselling info from Cura in 2013

Oct 10th 2014, 6:15 AM 3,894 Views 3 Comments

The figures are contained in Cura’s annual report for 2013.

'It was amazing to be listened to' - This service helped 2,500 young people last year
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'It was amazing to be listened to' - This service helped 2,500 young people last year

Aug 12th 2014, 1:16 PM 9,492 Views 5 Comments

More than 11% of the young people presenting at the mental health programme said they’d had suicidal thoughts.

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help
# Abuse
# Abuse

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help

Jul 27th 2014, 1:43 PM 12,000 Views 30 Comments

Some counties – including Cavan, Westmeath and Offaly – have seen a ratio of 2:1 in male to female callers to a helpline.

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