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Hands-on ther­apy

The Lymph Clinic at the Cork Clinic, Western Road, will host a day of cran­iosacral ther­apy for young peo­ple with psy­cho­log­i­cal, phys­i­cal or be­havioural prob­lems on Fri­day, July 14th.

Cran­iosacral ther­apy is a gen­tle hands-on ther­apy which seeks to re­duce ten­sion in the body through con­nect­ing with the body’s cran­iosacral rhythm.

Con­tact Fiona McDe­vitt on 087-2226878 or email fiona@pos­ture­mat­ters.ie for more de­tails. glik­s­tenc­st­foun­da­tion.ie.

Health­care sur­vey

The Na­tional Pa­tient Ex­pe­ri­ence Sur­vey is the largest sur­vey of the health­care sys­tem ever con­ducted in Ire­land.

Any adult pa­tient who spent more than 24 hours in a pub­lic hos­pi­tal in May can take part in the re­search. All el­i­gi­ble pa­tients will have al­ready re­ceived their ques­tion­naire.

The sur­vey cov­ers ev­ery­thing from ad­mis­sion and dis­charge to the ward en­vi­ron­ment, in­ter­ac­tion with staff, and care and treat­ment. The dead­line for post­ing or send­ing com­pleted sur­veys on­line is July 26th. pa­tien­t­ex­pe­ri­ence.ie

On­line medicines warn­ing

The Ir­ish Phar­macy Union (IPU) is warn­ing peo­ple about buy­ing medicines on­line.

“There is no qual­ity con­trol on med­i­ca­tions you buy on­line and there is a strong chance they may be coun­ter­feit. If they are coun­ter­feit, they are not man­u­fac­tured to the ap­pro­pri­ate stan­dards and they may not con­tain ap­pro­pri­ate lev­els of the ac­tive in­gre­di­ents and, in­deed, many con­tain in­gre­di­ents that pose se­ri­ous risk to your health,” says Dar­ragh Con­nolly, com­mu­nity phar­ma­cist and pres­i­dent of the IPU. safemedicines.org/2012/ 03/no-drugs-at-all.html

Mind­ful­ness:

An eight-week mind­ful­ness course for em­ploy­ees and vol­un­teers who work in com­mu­nity, char­ity or vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions be­gins on Tues­day, July 18th from 2.30pm-5pm.

Led by Gerry Cum­ming­ham, the course aims to teach skills to build re­silience, emo­tional in­tel­li­gence, cre­ativ­ity, com­pas­sion, stress re­duc­tion and self-care. The venue is The Mind­ful­ness Clinic, 10 Mer­rion Square, Dublin 2, and the cost is ¤150. mind­ful­ness­clinic.ie

Cham­pion ath­letes: Trans­plant Team Ire­land cel­e­brates af­ter win­ning 32 medals – 14 gold, seven sil­ver and 11 bronze – at var­i­ous sport­ing events at the 21st World Trans­plant Games in Malaga in June. Over 1,000 com­peti­tors from 51 coun­tries took part in the games that cel­e­brate ac­tive liv­ing fol­low­ing a kid­ney, liver, heart, lung, pan­creas or bone mar­row trans­plant

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