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Spectrum Mental Health Resources

Explore our blogs and resources to learn more about a wide range of mental health topics including common mental health issues, ways of coping and strategies that can help you overcome your difficulties.


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Equality and Mental Health: How to advocate at work

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In an age when worker wellbeing is high on the agenda for most employers, it would be fair to expect ...
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What is World Mental Health Day?

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On the 10th of October we will celebrate World Mental Health Day. Let’s look at why it’s so important we ...
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My Story with Body Image – Abigail McDonnell

My Story with Body Image - Abigail McDonnell
A relationship with me, myself and I The conversation regarding self love has become a popular one. Some smirking at ...
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What is Ageing Anxiety?

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Ageing Anxiety…. From the day we are born we ageing. Do you ever wonder why when we are younger we ...
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Mental Health Story: Stigma Lingers by Abigail Mc Donnell

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‘My name is Abigail. I am a 24 year old from Dublin, Ireland and I have anxiety and depression.’ not ...
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12 Mental Health Activities Which Could Support Your Routine/Your Day-To-Day

12 Mental Health Activities Which Could Support Your Routine/Your Day-To-Day
Have you ever taken up an activity recommended by many as something that will help with your mental health only ...
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Interview with DCU Students’ Union: Student Mental health after lockdown

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Third level and the Pandemic The Covid19 pandemic beginning in March 2020 in Ireland has brought many challenges to every ...
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What Can Trigger Social Anxiety?

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Many of us will feel nervous in social situations from time to time.  Imagining going on a first date with ...
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How does mental health affect physical health? 

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Your mental health and physical health are closely linked  Much has been written about the positive side effects being in ...
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How to Maintain Positive Mental Health

How to Maintain Positive Mental Health
Mental health maintenance is different for everybody - here’s what works for me (most of the time) When you see ...
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Tips from a Psychotherapist

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Don’t always take your thoughts too seriously. Our thoughts are only thoughts. We can all get overwhelmed by our thoughts ...
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How to manage stress and feelings of overwhelm

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“Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure”. (, 2021) Many situations ...
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