Smashing Times Theatre Company programmes involve theatre games and trust-building exercises.

Encouraging positive mental health and suicide prevention through drama is not a new approach(...)

Sinéad Ryan’s definition of a true friend is loyalty – ‘A true friend has your back.’

(...) with friendships? Of course we do. Friends are essential to mental health, particularly as they afford(...)

Whether it is laughter, love, loyalty or all three you get from a friend, treasure them and let them treasure you, it’s good for your health. Photograph: thinkstock Whether it is laughter, love, loyalty or all three you get from a friend, treasure them and let them treasure you, it’s good for your health. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) mental health benefits to friendship. In practically every psychological treatment, building(...)

Caroline McGuigan, founder and chief executive of  Suicide or Survive: ‘We remind people that recovery isn’t an end position. It’s about learning as you go along how to manage your mental health and understand that it’s messy at times.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) 2003 to break down the stigma of mental health and suicide. I was working as a legal secretary in(...)

Lucille O’Mahony, a third-class pupil of Guardian Angels National School, Blackrock, Co Dublin, is leading a campaign against the rule that girls must wear skirts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...). This is atrocious and damaging to a young person’s mental health; that uniform nearly destroyed me(...)

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(...) debilitating contributing factors to mental-health issues. Although it is easier than ever to keep in touch(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien said 358 additional HSE staff were recruited in December 2015 alone. File photograph: Getty Images

(...) divisions – acute hospitals, primary care, mental health, etc – had been given a defined pay allocation for(...)

Níall Donovan: ‘I asked the bank if they wanted the house back. They said no.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) mental health. She had to leave her job in 2009, and for six months she spent all her savings on her(...)

Vulnerable adults in custody

(...), particularly those with mental health difficulties, are treated when in custody by the Garda. In Northern(...)

The Health Service Executive has apologised to a mental health patient over a delay of almost three years in investigating a complaint about her psychiatrist. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has apologised to a mental health patient over a delay of almost three(...)