Hello and welcome to Mental Health Ireland’s podcast, promoting positive mental health with our guests and you our listeners.
Episode One: Mental Health Ireland & Connecting for Life Stories of Recovery
‘Stories of Recovery’, is a collaboration between Mental Health Ireland and the HSE Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Services as part of the Connecting for Life Cavan Monaghan strategy to reduce suicide in our communities.
The podcast series will hear from local people who have lived through adversities that challenged their mental health and wellbeing and how they now flourish and continue to stay well.
The first episode features Eoin Kelly whose brother sadly died by suicide and Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention with HSE Cavan & Monaghan in conversation with Miffy Hoad from Mental Health Ireland.
Looking Back and Moving Forward with Dr Tony Bates and Senator Lynn Ruane
In this episode, we talk to Dr Tony Bates and Senator Lynn Ruane about what we learnt about ourselves and each other in 2020 and how we can best move forward into a new year.
Reflecting on Resilience with Nikki Hayes and Dr Sharon Lambert
In this episode, we talk to academic psychologist Dr Sharon Lambert and radio presenter and author Nikki Hayes about resilience - what impacts our resilience and what can help us build and protect it during tough times and beyond. If you have been affected by the contents of this podcast episode, please contact the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 or visit www.mentalhealthireland.ie for information and resources to help mind your mental health.
Mental Health and Recovery with Martha Clark and Brendan Kelly
In our sixth episode, we’re talking mental health and recovery with Martha Clark, a Peer Support Worker with the HSE and Brendan Kelly, a Professor of Psychology at Trinity and a consultant psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital. We explore what the word recovery means to our guests, what can we do if we or someone we know is struggling with their mental health, and look at what we can all do to stay mentally well.
The mind-body connection with Brendan Doyle and Alan Heary
We talk to athlete Brendan Doyle and performance coach Alan Heary about the relationship between our physical and our mental health. We find out how to train our minds to overcome self-doubt and learn about how an active lifestyle can boost our mood as well as our health.
Nutrition and our mood with Orla Walsh RD
In this episode, we talk to Registered Dietitian Orla Walsh to discuss the link between nutrition and our mood. We explore comfort eating, the importance of nutrition during pregnancy, and try to debunk some of the myths around diet and healthy eating.
If you have been affected by the contents of this podcast episode, please contact the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123, or see a list of further supports at YourMentalHealth.ie - https://www2.hse.ie/mental-health/