Frankie Health co-founder James McGann

Dublin-headquartered Frankie Health, a start-up that has developed a technology platform aimed at supporting employee mental wellbeing, has raised $1.(...)

It takes time to retain the brain - especially if it’s used to ‘wine o’clock’ at home. Photograph: iStock

How is Dry January going? At this point being off the drink may have started to pinch. January is Health Month in The Irish Times. Througho(...)

Many people’s dilemma this Christmas will be celebrating while keeping ourselves and loved ones safe. We should recognise some would prefer to stay safely at home.

Christmas is a time for hope, joy, family gatherings, renewing connections and catching up on friendships. At least, this is our idealised picture of (...)

Will you see the children on Christmas Day or can you organise a call via Zoom or WhatsApp? Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

It is that time of year when non-resident parents need to start talking to the other parent about what sort of involvement they will have with their c(...)

A fairly common characteristic of perpetrators is that they are narcissistic or antisocial

Earlier this month Kitty Holland reported on a HSE finding that a cluster of suicides among young women in West Dublin was due, at least partly, to do(...)

It’s  vital to recognise your partner was not put on the planet to live up to your expectations and you were not put on the planet to live up to theirs. Photograph: iStock

Acknowledging the annoyingness of people is, I think, a key to getting through lockdowns with relationships in reasonable shape. Based on that acknow(...)

Photograph: iStock

Covidiot or covidiocy? My recent article on people who knowingly flout the safety rules on mask-wearing and social distancing drew an angry or concern(...)

Counsellor Bernie Hackett: ‘Anxiety and depression would be quite prevalent in the presenting issues for clients at the moment.’ Photograph: Conor Healy/Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy

Anxiety, depression and work-related stress are common issues, but counsellor Bernie Hackett says that, due to Covid-19, they’ve become the predominan(...)

A pleasant time, but it has the potential to spread Covid far and wide. Photograph: iStock

I watched, fascinated, one day recently as a group of men sat around one of those tables designed to look like a wooden barrel, with many empty pint g(...)

What can you do to get through this whole pandemic experience, and other out-of-control events in better emotional shape? Illustration: iStock

You don’t need me to tell you that levels of anxiety are surging – that’s the experience of a lot of people in the mental health field. Anxiety over (...)

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