Tag Archive | mental health

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.

LGBT Helpline and eir to Promote Positive Mental Health at Dublin Pride this Weekend

LGBT Helpline and eir to Promote Positive Mental Health at Dublin Pride this Weekend

– Helpline sees sharp increase in calls for support during Pride seaon each year –  The LGBT Helpline – the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – is teaming up with leading telecommunications company eir this weekend to run a high-profile positive mental health awareness campaign during Dublin Pride. The […]

First All-female Duo (Who Are Also A Couple) To Do Gruelling ‘Race Around Ireland’

First All-female Duo (Who Are Also A Couple) To Do Gruelling ‘Race Around Ireland’

Lisa Jacob, former Irish International Hockey with player with 139 caps, and Nikki Dorey, a pilot with Aer Lingus and competitive triathlete, will be the first all-female duo to cycle the gruelling ultra-distance 2,150km “Race Around Ireland”. The pair will alternate cycling 3 hours on and 3 hours off for 132 hours, or 5.5 days […]

Mary McAleese to Launch “Groundbreaking” Irish LGBTI Mental Health Report

Mary McAleese to Launch “Groundbreaking” Irish LGBTI Mental Health Report

The LGBTIreland Report details the findings of a national study of the mental health and well-being of 2,264 LGBTI people in Ireland. Last year’s marriage referendum indicated the progress that has been made in Ireland over the last number of years for LGBTI people. This report shows that many LGBTI people, aged 26 and above, […]

#DublinPride Highlight: ‘Feel Good About Yourself’ Mental Health Events

#DublinPride Highlight: ‘Feel Good About Yourself’ Mental Health Events

Mental health and LGBT community organisations came together last weekend to launch the ‘Feel Good About Yourself’ series of mental health events taking place during Dublin Pride. This mini-festival within the Dublin Pride festival will help to raise awareness of mental health issues affecting members of the LGBT community and seek to start conversations around […]

Go Along To Some Dublin Pride Events Today Sunday 22nd June

Go Along To Some Dublin Pride Events Today Sunday 22nd June

Wondering what to do today? Here are some Pride events you could spend some time at to pass a lazy Sunday afternoon or evening! – Sports Day & Dog Show It’s Parade Day for ya pooch, or hit for home in our knock out rounders contest. We’ll have the guys from Prism introduce you to […]

Survey Launched to Explore LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing in Ireland

Survey Launched to Explore LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing in Ireland

LGBTIreland, beginning today (June 12), is a major new research project exploring the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI people in Ireland.  The confidential and anonymous study has been commissioned by GLEN and BeLonG To Youth Services and is being carried out by researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin.