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You OK? Podcast: Take 5 for Mental Health: Sleep

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Claire Hayes talks about some of the dos and don’ts around sleep.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 39 Hope

Consultant Psychiatrist Prof. Jim Lucey explains why hope is essential to our wellbeing, how we can restore it and the power of leaning in to the ordinary.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 38 You OK? at Christmas

In this episode we attempt to process the last 12 months with help from Dr. Sinéad Lynch and Oliver Skehan. We also chat about minding our mental health this Christmas and navigating tricky family dynamics.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 37 Feeling Lonely

Prof. Roger O’Sullivan from The Institute of Public Health discusses loneliness – what it is, the stigma and stereotypes associated with it, how the pandemic has impacted levels of loneliness in society and what we can do to address personal feelings of loneliness.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 36 Working in a Pandemic

Exploring the changing nature of work with tips on how to create a work culture that is open to people asking for help, strategies for minding mental health when working from home and advice for dealing with the stress of job loss.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 35 Parents and Children

Jan Ní Fhlanagain returns with Series 2 of You OK?. Children are back at school, we’re all trying to adapt to living with the virus – but how are parents and kids really coping and what can they do to plan for a long winter ahead?
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 34 Top 3 Exercises for Mental Wellbeing This Summer

We’ve been through a lot and much as a trip to the hairdressers or a pint in the local can be transformative, it’s going to take more than that to process everything. In the final edition of You OK? for this season, we highlight exercises and meditations to help maintain mental wellbeing as the summer …
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 33 Pride Special

In this special episode, Executive Director of BeLonGTo, Moninne Griffith, Broadcaster and DJ, Kate Brennan Harding and Head of Fundraising & Events at Dublin Pride, Eddie McGuinness, talk about the importance of Pride, how vital self-acceptance is to mental wellbeing and the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the mental health of LGBTQ+ people.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 32 Managing re-entry anxiety

We’ve all spent so long in a state of hyper-vigilance now, that for some of us it’s proving difficult to adjust to the re-opening of the country. Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr. Claire Hayes explains why we’re experiencing re-entry anxiety, she shares some strategies for managing it and talks about ways to support others going through …
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 31 The Arts and Wellbeing

We explore how the arts connect us with Philip King, poet Stephen James Smith talks about life as an artist in a pandemic and Dave Reid tell us about a new programme of supports designed to Mind Creative Minds.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 30 You OK Mick Finnegan?

Mental health advocate Mick Finnegan talks about the importance of prioritising our mental wellbeing, the power of kindness and how he went from sleeping rough on Dublin’s Grafton St, to studying at Trinity College in the space of 20 years.
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You OK? Podcast: Ep 29 Parenting in a Pandemic

Louise McSharry and Niamh Connolly on parenting in a pandemic, what is happening to our brains and bodies when we feel overwhelmed and what are some strategies that can help.
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