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Stroke, when minutes matter


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 [...]

Stroke, when minutes matter2020-11-24T20:35:29+00:00

Covid-19 Return to Work


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 [...]

Covid-19 Return to Work2020-11-16T16:44:19+00:00

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you


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 [...]

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you2020-11-09T15:10:29+00:00

The many varied voices in your teenagers head


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 [...]

The many varied voices in your teenagers head2020-10-28T17:14:51+00:00
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