To mark World Diabetes Day today, Diabetes Ireland and healthcare company MSD Ireland have joined forces to offer free screenings for Type 2 Diabetes to visitors to Dundrum Town Centre. Free assessments for Type 2 Diabetes and expert advice on effectively preventing or managing the condition will be available for shoppers from 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on the third floor of Dundrum Town Centre. diabetes.ie
The mental health organisation, Aware will host a free public lecture on peri-natal mental health in the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology [Theatre 1000] in Galway city on Friday, November 17th at 6.30pm. Aware also runs a weekly drop-in Perinatal Support Group in Galway on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway. This group offer peer support to new and expectant mothers experiencing symptoms of postnatal depression, anxiety and other mood disorders during pregnancy and following the birth of their baby. aware.ie
Can art influence our mental state? And does science affect the process of art making? Daniel Glaser, neuroscientist and director of the London Science Gallery, Gillian Murphy, lecturer in applied psychology and Niamh Shaw, dance instructor, scientist and artist will explore the connections between science and art in a free public event in the National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin on November 17 at 2pm. Advanced book on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-6615133.
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is hosting an information day for those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on Saturday, November 18 from 9.15am-4pm in the Carlton Hotel, near Dublin Airport. Dr Margaret O’Brien, Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont Hospital will give an overview of the condition and other speakers will address employment and self-management issues including diet and exercise. Advanced booking essential on 01-4905933.
A new schools’ pack explaining the importance of blood donations to young people will be distributed to secondary schools throughout Ireland in November. “It is vital we gain more new and younger donors to maintain blood supplies to hospitals,” says Paul McKinney, Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) Operations Director. “If we can get younger people to start donating early by the time they reach their mid 20s, it is then something they make part of their normal routine,” he adds. giveblood.ie
“What Ireland Needs To Nurture Its Soul?” is the theme of a public talk by Benedictine monk, Mark Hederman in Smock Alley, Dublin on Wednesday, November 22nd from 7.30pm-9pm. The former abbot of Glenstal Abbey and former headmaster of Glenstal school will share his wisdom on the importance of connection with ourselves, others and “the mysterious layer of existence that envelops us all”. Emma Farrell and Justin McAleese will look at the challenges facing young adults in modern Ireland, for whom traditional religious practice has little, if any, relevance. Tickets ¤30. sanctuary.ie
Using music, dance, comedy and the spoken word, Mojo Rising is an event aimed at “Helping Men to Help Themselves.” The event will bring together acts from across the Arts in support of men who are facing mental health challenges. The line-up includes Paddy Casey, Joanne McNally and Emmet Kirwan at 8pm on Sunday, November 19th at the Grand Social, Liffey Street Lower, Dublin, with tickets ¤10-¤15). mojo.ngo
A new schools’ pack explaining the importance of blood donations to young people will be distributed to secondary schools.