We’ve all experienced different emotions and eating disorders may be a sign there’s something wrong Eileen Haly of Jumpstart Your Confidence explains, “Eating disorders can creep up on you. There is a serious increase in numbers here during this pandemic- if you are concerned in any way please look for the right support. So many teens/young adults are struggling with isolation, lack of social interaction, loneliness and sadness. Eating disorders can become their way of coping. Don’t put off getting support – if you are concerned in any way – make that call & get the [...]
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Hospitals could see 2,500 Covid cases as record set for third day There are a record number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospitals for the third day in a row. This morning, there are 1,151 people with the virus in Irish hospitals with 104 admitted in the last 24 hours. It is a 12% increase on yesterday’s total and is a rise of 126% on last Friday. The figure includes 101 people in ICU which is the first time the number has risen above 100 since April. In the past 24 hours, 18 people with [...]
“It had been a perfectly normal morning in April 2013” … Kay Howley Right up to the point Kay turned to say something to her colleague, who’d just come back from a coffee break. “She didn’t hear me, but suddenly I realised my words sounded weird, slurred. I went into the back office where we had a mirror. I looked fine. I repeated the exact same words, but they didn’t come out right.” Her heart racing, Kay — who’d celebrated her 40th birthday three months earlier — ran to her manager. “I tried to explain to [...]
“I’m able to lead a very active life with my children because of CPR” … Rosaleen Walsh Rosaleen Walsh from Ballymote, Co Sligo, is alive today thanks to the lifesaving skills of Jeanette Gray and Therese O’Grady. In 2016, Rosaleen suffered a cardiac arrest while taking part in a charity cycle in Westport. Luckily fellow cyclist Jeanette, shortly followed by Therese, arrived and performed CPR until an air ambulance arrived. Recalling the event, Rosaleen said, “It was a lovely morning and I felt great, but after cycling 20km, I felt very tired and then had overwhelming [...]
The Irish Heart Foundation’s new F.A.S.T. campaign raises awareness of the signs of stroke and importance of getting urgent medical attention Almost half of Irish people would not call an ambulance immediately if they suffered a stroke, a worrying new survey has revealed. The survey of more than 1,000 Irish people commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation and the Government of Ireland, shows that just 55 per cent of those surveyed would dial 999 or 112 immediately if they suffered a stroke despite the fact that stroke is a medical emergency. The Ipsos MRBI survey of [...]
Return to Work Safely Induction: This course has been developed to help you to understand the Return to Work Safely (RTWS) Protocol requirements for returning to work safely. One of these requirements is that workers must complete induction training. Your employer will provide additional information, advice and training on COVID-19 measures in your workplace, including an outline of their COVID-19 Response Plan, and points of contact for addressing COVID-related matters during work. This course has been designed to help you to understand the Protocol requirements for returning to work. It is a requirement of the Protocol that workers must complete [...]
Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need. In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working [...]
The many varied voices in your teenagers head After 8 years of working with teenagers (male and female) Eileen Haly of Jump Start Your Confidence has put together a few thoughts for parents from the teenagers perspective. Many of these thoughts we may not think about but we do need to. There are many stressors in parenting teenagers today but there are many ways to make this experience a more positive one for the parent and the teenager. There will never be anyone more important than you in your teenagers life (not always visible!) but it is true. Think of [...]
Are you a Cardiac First Responder? Would you like to be? A Cardiac First Responder (CFR) is a person trained to a minimum level of basic life support in CPR and the use of an AED/defibrillator, who attends an actual or potentially life threatening emergency such as a cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke or choking. Rural areas and ambulance response times In rural areas around Ireland an ambulance may need to travel a long distance to assist someone suffering from a cardiac or respiratory arrest, ineffective breathing or choking. In such instances time is crucial, that is why the HSE [...]