COLUMN: 300% increase in use of yoga and meditation

A STUDY published on January 31st, 2024 which featured in the New York Times, and was conducted by the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), revealed that the use of yoga and meditation for health conditions experienced significant growth from 2002 to 2022. Researchers gathered data points over a […]

Podcast host stops off at St Kevin’s College

A Fermanagh podcaster and motivational speaker stopped off in Lisnaskea to offer some advice to the pupils and staff at St Kevin’s College. As part of the celebrations for ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’, Enniskillen podcast host Geraldine McGrath was the special guest at the Lisnaskea school and she felt it was a very important workshop. […]

Lisnaskea man says help is needed for mental health

THOSE in charge of mental health services must make sure they are really taking the time to listen to those who come forward seeking help, instead of “just ticking boxes.” That’s the vital message from a well-known local man who himself has experienced first-hand the powerful impact of “being heard” when going through his own struggles. Stephen Carters, a former Lisnaskea […]

Fermanagh author goes to Hollywood

A FERMANAGH author and wellbeing champion has been jetting around the world and mingling with the stars to promote mental health awareness. Emma Weaver, who is a best-selling writer and TEDx speaker, recently returned from LA where she was MC-ing at an event as part of a ground-breaking campaign on mental health awareness. Founded by Yorkshire man […]

Can yoga and meditation help change your DNA?

RECENTLY, I picked up on a few articles and studies on how yoga can change our DNA – for the better of course! A nice summary appeared on Fox News online and I have included it in this article as the findings are really exciting! Yoga has long been known to improve the quality of […]

Yoga, meditation, breathing practices during pregnancy

IF you are thinking about getting pregnant, then its time you also thought about yoga. You should also work with an experienced yoga professional who has many years’ experience working with people with different conditions including pregnancy. WEBMD has a brilliant article on the benefits of yoga for pregnancy and practicing prenatal yoga can benefit both […]

Emma releases ‘Mental Wealth’ book

A FERMANAGH mental health champion is hoping that her newly published book will support the local community to ‘maintain optimum mental wealth and wellbeing’. Emma Weaver, founder of an organisation which helps local business try to achieve a better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, has recently released her self penned book ‘Mental Wealth’. […]

Lee’s hoping to help others towards good mental health

A BELLANALECK man who has set up a mental health group says he has been overwhelmed by the response to it. Lee Ormen, 38, who works as a production operator, set up the Fermanagh Men’s Social Group earlier this month to help men in the county help themselves and each other towards good mental health. A […]

Mental health expert calls for better BPD awareness

ONE of the North’s top mental health experts has said there should be ‘greater awareness, training and resources in the community’ to help those suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Colin Hughes, a lecturer in Education in Mental Health Nursing, and Programme Director of the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Programme at Queen’s University Belfast believes there is scope for much more […]