Siobhan Murray

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Burnout is defined by the WHO as ‘feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.’ Photograph: iStock

Over the past year, the environment of the pandemic has presented huge challenges for everyone. This had led to intense fatigue, cynicism, a f(...)

Laura Cunningham with baby Ziggy, pictured in Co. Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Life is still sometimes challenging for mothers raising their children alone, particularly during in a pandemic, but rarely, these days, are the ch(...)

‘It’s 00.53 am. I am exhausted. My body feels leaden, battered. But my mind, cruelly, is alert and vigilant.’ Photograph: Basak Gurbuz Derman

It’s 12.53am. I am exhausted. My body feels leaden, battered. But my mind, cruelly, is alert and vigilant. I’m scanning the horizon of my consciousnes(...)

One of the most common threads is a fear of asking for help. Photograph: iStock

When we think of burnout, we imagine someone who works long hours in a high-powered job that eventually catches up on them. We don’t tend to think of (...)

Troubling: the B&A research shows a correlation between low self-esteem and social-media use. Photograph: PhotoAlto/Getty

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Confronting a bully can seem like a daunting task when your confidence and self-esteem have taken a hammering. Photograph: iStock

Walking into work on a Monday morning can instil a feeling of apprehension for the week ahead. Picking at our fingernails, watching the clock and worr(...)

Say yes to that thing. You’ve got the rest of your life to be busy or tired or hungover.

“Learn how to say no” is one of those useful pieces of life advice you hear bandied about a lot at this time of year, when we’re all deep in the knit-(...)

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn in Management:  “Boy Wants Girl, Girl Doesn’t Want Boy, Boy Harasses Girl, Boy Gets Girl”

There is a scene in Love Actually where Keira Knightley’s character is happily watching TV with her husband of just a few weeks, when the doorbell rin(...)

There are thousands of mental health apps on your electronic device but we’ve narrowed down the list  to just half a dozen

Mental health apps obviously should only form part of an overall treatment plan following a professional diagnosis, and not as an end in itself. How(...)

‘When we are 18 or 19 our IQ levels off, whereas EQ can be developed throughout our life’

“There’s nothing worse than when you’re not feeling great and someone says, ‘just think positively’,” says Alan Lyons, author, psychologist and managi(...)

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