There are many psychological, social and biological benefits of eating meals with other people.
Sharing mealtimes is good for your mental health. Whether it be through sharing experiences with family and friends, winding down with company, bonding with family members or just having someone to talk to, mealtimes provide a great opportunity for us to set aside a specific time of the day or week to give us time to socialise, relax and improve our mental health.
Men's Mental Health week commences on the 10 of June this month so we felt that it was important to promote so tips and tricks that men can do on a daily basis to nurture there mental health.
On doing some research, we came across an article published in the Irish Times in 2016 by journalist Áilín Quinlan titled "12 Wellbeing Tips for Men". Click the below link to read the article, we hope that you find it informative!!
Stress can be defined as the way you feel when you’re under abnormal pressure.
All sorts of situations can cause stress. The most common involve work, money matters and relationships with partners, children or other family members. Stress may be caused either by major upheavals and life events such as divorce, unemployment, moving house and bereavement, or by a series of minor irritations such as feeling undervalued at work or dealing with difficult children. Sometimes there are no obvious causes.
Mental Health Ireland’s ‘National Insights Survey’ conducted by Ipsos MRBI asked parents if they talk to their children about mental health and wellbeing.
A welcome finding from Mental Health Ireland’s Survey confirms that 67% of respondents who are parents are already having a conversation about mental health and wellbeing.
This finding spans both urban and rural communities in Ireland. The survey found that 75% of women were likely to broach the subject, with men at 58%.
‘Blue Monday’ is the name given to the Monday that falls in the last full week of January. It’s been suggested this particular day is the most depressing of the year.
However, research shows that it’s not the actual day that gets people down and makes them feel gloomy but simply the shorter days and less sunlight we have in January and throughout the winter months.
If people do find themselves feeling low during the winter months, there are a number of steps that they can take to improve how they feel
Christmas can be a challenging time for our stress levels and it’s even harder for those of us with mental ill-health. So many things that are part of our routines and we take for granted become disrupted by the change of pace in our lives.
People with mental health problems say that the social stigma attached to mental ill health and the discrimination they experience can make their difficulties worse and make it harder to recover.Mental illness is common. It affects thousands of people in Ireland, and their friends, families, work colleagues and society in general.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows. Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics. Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness
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