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Health and Wellbeing: Links and Resources
Last updated 11
th February 2021
There are plenty of links on the individual pages, but here are some more that might be useful
Stress Management & Positive Mental Health
How's Your Head?
An online mental health resource for students returning to education post-COVID. Written by and for second-level students, but applicable to all
Martin Seligman: Flourish
Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology
A TED talk on positive psychology, a field of study that examines healthy states, such as happiness, strength of character and optimism, and offers sime suggestions on being happier
Find tips to control your stress levels, your anxiety and mood based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy written by clinical psychologists.
Psychological Society of Ireland: 40 (practical) tips for mental health
As part of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary, the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) compiled this list of practical tips to help people cope with problems. Each of the tips is supported by at least one study that demonstrates the tip can be helpful
Wellbeing: A resource for Apprentices & Trainees
Although written for apprentices and trainees in Letterkenny Training Centre,this booklet contains useful and practical advice for everyone.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan
A self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.
Resources for Staff
CASEL: Social and Emotional Learning
Resources for social and emotional learning, the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions
Department of Education and Skills: Wellbeing Resources
Resources to promote the wellbeing of our school communities
Department of Education and Skills: Employee Assistance Programme
The EAS provides advice to employees on a range of issues including wellbeing, legal, financial, bereavement, conflict, mediation etc
ETBI: Supporting Staff Wellbeing in a Crisis
Slides from a webinar presented 10
th November 2020 by Dr Shay Heneghan and Aileen Minihan of DDLETB Psychological Support Services
Jigsaw: Self-care course for teachers
This 45 minute online course will introduce teachers to the concept of self-care
Digital Wellbeing And Online Safety Tips For Teens
Top tips for digital wellbeing and keeping your teens safe online
It's Time to Logoff
A range of resources and solutions to try, to help you log off more regularly.
Smartphone Compulsion Test
Are you concerned about the amount of time you spend gazing into a screen? Take this test and answer the questions honestly! NB for educational and informational purposes only
Social Media: 6 steps to take back control
Who's in charge, you or your social media accounts? Some tips for taking back control
Healthline: The best healthy sleep apps of 2020
Healthline is an American health and wellness website and these are their recommended sleep apps based on quality, reliability, and user reviews
HSE - Insomnia
HSE guide to insomnia; its causes and and some treatments
HSE - Problems sleeping
Causes of sleep problems and suggested solutions
NHS - Sleep and Tiredness
The British NHS' sleep page with information and useful advice
A simple downloadable sleep diary that you can use to keep track of sleep patterns and anything that affects them.
Sleep Disorder Support Foundation
Irish non-profit support and advocacy group for those affected by sleep disorder aiming to promote education, awareness and effective treatment of sleep disorders
The Power of Sleep
A nice infographic detailing why sleep is so important and how to get more, and better sleep
The Sleep Foundation
An independent,non-profit organisation offering health information and tools to get the sleep you need and deserve.
Exercises, Classes and Courses
Best free guided online meditations for beginners
You think meditation might be good for you, but maybe you’re not sure how to begin. Try one of these suggestions from Yoga Magazine
Psyberguide: Mental Health Apps
Psyberguide is a non-profit mental health research project. This is a comprehensive list of mental health apps classified into different categories