Whether we realise it or not, the chances are that we could all do with minding ourselves a little bit.
To mark World Mental Health Day, Dermot and Dave were joined by some top experts for a Mind Yourself Now special looking at everything from social media, to meditation and even how to navigate the cold, dark winter evenings.
Fiona Brennan answered your mental health questions, including how to manage social anxiety when getting back into socialising, and what to do if you find yourself struggling with negative thoughts about yourself.
Are the dark evenings starting to get to you? Getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark can really drain on our energy, mental and physical health. Gerry Hussey shared his CODE for getting through the tough days.
Even with the dark evenings, sleep can still escape us. But do you find your mind wants a full on party when your body needs rest? Sleep consultant Tom Coleman had some top tips on switching off sa leaba.
While sleep is a distant dream, a lot of us fill the night hours by looking at other people on social media and thinking…’why is their life so much better than mine?’. Keeping Up with the Joneses is more like Keeping Up with the Kardashians these days and that can make us feel like we’re not living our best life. Psychologist Louize Carroll explained why we suffer with such envy, and how you can stop it taking over.
Our own Dermot Whelan is many things, he’s one half of Dermot and Dave, he’s a best-selling author and he’s also a meditation teacher. Dermot’s passionate about the benefits of meditation, and wants people to know that it’s not all about white robes and sitting in the lotus position. He busted some meditation myths and gave some brilliant tips of where to start, and how to keep going.
Munster and Ireland rugby legend Alan Quinlan spoke to Dermot and Dave about his own struggles with mental health, and battle his native Limerick is facing.
You can listen to any of the chats by clicking play above and join Dermot and Dave every Monday for Mind Yourself Now.
Remember, it’s good to talk: You can freephone 116 123 from a landline or mobile; you can also text 087 260 90 90 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.