North Dublin Befriending Service

Archive for October, 2013

NDBS invade Ireland’s Eye! 6th October 2013

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Our merry crew recently took a trip to Ireland’s Eye, the small island off the coast at Howth. The reason for our trip, apart from just having a fun day out, was for our members to practice photography skills which they had learned in a workshop the day before. We got the ferry at noon, […]

See Change video tackles old mental health cliches

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We’ve all heard them..most of us have said them..but today the See Change partnership have launched a new video tackling those old mental health clichés that are really quite unhelpful when supporting someone who is going through a tough time. Stigma breeds silence around mental health so people don’t seek help which makes the experience […]

Anti-Anxiety Strategies

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Be mindful of how you communicate with and about yourself, as negative thoughts can be self-fulfilling. When you find yourself worrying needlessly, take action to counterbalance unproductive thoughts.  See your anxiety as a little child,  Imagine talking to it like an adult talking to a child. Reassure it, and your negative self-talk can decrease . […]

Pre-Budget Statement By Voluntary Groups

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The Care Alliance Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Irish Rural Link, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, National Youth Council of Ireland and The Wheel call on Government to produce a cross-departmental strategy for sustaining key public services in the areas of healthcare, disabilities and services for carers. We are making this call on behalf of […]