Mental Health

Academic selection is under the microscope again

8 Dec 2022Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, Academic Selection, Mental Health

Another year’s transfer tests have just finished – will there be many more? Or, with the Independent Review of Education due to wrap up in the Spring, could academic selection at age 11 be headed for the scrapheap?

Supporting mental health at work

1 Dec 2022Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentHealth and Wellbeing in the Workplace, Mental Health, support

Mental health issues can affect one in four people at some point in their lives and have a significant impact on employee wellbeing. 

The link between loneliness and caring

30 Nov 2022Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, Loneliness, Carers, Caring

In Northern Ireland, carers are over four times more likely to be chronically lonely than people in general. Loneliness can be devastating - carers need more support.

Bullying is a nightmare for parents – how do they help their kids?

17 Nov 2022Ryan Miller undefinedBullying, Mental Health, Children, Young People, Education, Schools

The idea that your child could face bullying is quite terrifying. Surveys show lots of children experience bullying. However, there are ways adults can help.

Schools are vital, but we can all help increase children’s physical activity

9 Nov 2022Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, Children, Young People, Education, Physical Activity, Play

A new report from the Education and Training Inspectorate found that most schools are falling short of targets for PE. That needs to change, along with many other things, to halt the decline in kids’ physical play.

iCommunity Podcasts Launched

4 May 2022Suzanne Thompson iCommunity Shared Practice HubMental Health, culture, collaboration; partnership; alliance

Across Divides is an exciting new podcast- a must listen for anyone with an interest in the voluntary and community sector or social enterprises.  

Case Study - Hope 4 Life

12 Oct 2021Déarbhla Sloan Value of the SectorPolicy and Public Affairs, Mental Health, Public Benefit

Hope 4 Life NI is a mental health organisation based in Northern Ireland works to the ethos that that everyone has a right to good mental health and is committed to working for this right to become a reality for all.

Case Study - The Parent Rooms

15 Jul 2021Déarbhla Sloan Value of the SectorMental Health, Research, Policy and Public Affairs, Public Benefit

The Parent Rooms is a perinatal mental health charity based in Northern Ireland supporting parents and their families through the provision of peer support, wellness education and awareness raising.

The sticking plaster Bill that discriminates against young people

1 Oct 2015Nick Garbutt Mental Health

The Mental Capacity Bill discriminates against children and represents a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable, argues Eamonn McNally from the Children’s Law Centre