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#Counselling

# counselling - Sunday 2 September, 2018

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

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

# counselling - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

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

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

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

# counselling - Friday 4 May, 2018

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

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

# counselling - Monday 2 April, 2018

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

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

# counselling - Friday 9 March, 2018

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

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

# counselling - Saturday 24 February, 2018

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

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

# counselling - Sunday 1 October, 2017

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

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

# counselling - Saturday 16 September, 2017

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

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

# counselling - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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

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

# counselling - Sunday 28 May, 2017

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

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

# counselling - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

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

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

# counselling - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

New counselling rooms for homeless people open in Dublin today

A new suite of rooms are being opened today.

# counselling - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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

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

# counselling - Monday 5 September, 2016

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

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

# counselling - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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

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

# counselling - Thursday 21 January, 2016

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

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

# counselling - Monday 18 January, 2016

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

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

# counselling - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims

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

# counselling - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

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

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

# counselling - Sunday 14 June, 2015

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

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.

# counselling - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

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

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

# counselling - Sunday 17 May, 2015

What I've learned through my career as a counsellor

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

# counselling - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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

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

# counselling - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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

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

# counselling - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

Tusla says that things are getting better in the area.

# counselling - Sunday 25 January, 2015

How to pick the right therapist for you

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 - Monday 22 December, 2014

Counselling service Connect extending its hours over Christmas

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

# counselling - Sunday 14 December, 2014

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service

A higher proportion of calls came from men.

# counselling - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Increases in domestic violence against men

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

# counselling - Friday 10 October, 2014

322 sought post-abortion counselling info from Cura in 2013

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

# counselling - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

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

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

# counselling - Sunday 27 July, 2014

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help

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

# counselling - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.

# counselling - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

# counselling - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Opinion: I had to drop out of Gaelic football training. Why? Because I was bulimic

Alexandra Potter said she dreamed of playing for her county like her heroes Bernard Brogan and Stephen Cluxton, but Bulimia Nervosa soon took over.

'I got a feeling looking at my new baby that he'd be better off without me'

42,000 women in Ireland are diagnosed each year with a mental health illness and emotional trauma surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.

# counselling - Friday 9 May, 2014

Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend

Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.

# counselling - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Stress, finances and sexual issues...some of the things leading couples to counselling

During 2013, Accord delivered more than 50,000 marriage counselling hours to 9,890 people.

More than 2,500 children waiting for HSE mental health services

A report published today shows 42 per cent have been waiting more than six months to be seen.

# counselling - Thursday 12 December, 2013

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA

The Irish Family Planning Association have also reported an increase in STI screenings in its 2012 report.

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