Principals see rise in mental health issues

first_imgEmail LIMERICK primary school principals who participated in a survey by the Irish Primary Principals’ Network have reported a 60 per cent rise in emotional disturbance among their pupils. 85 per cent of the Limerick principals surveyed also reported a rise in attention disorders, while the number of pupils experiencing family trauma increased by 40 per cent. The number of Limerick primary pupils experiencing depression rose by 15 per cent, as did the level of violent behaviour among pupils.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was also a ten per cent rise in the number of Limerick pupils arriving to school hungry.A spokesperson for the IPPN noted that the sample size of Limerick principals was small, with 24 Limerick city and county schools represented out of a total of 847 survey respondents.The increases in depression and violent behaviour reported by Limerick principals were just below the survey averages of approximately 20 per cent; the other figures corresponded with the national average.The figures were released this week as the government published its new national guidelines on mental health and suicide prevention in secondary schools.IPPN Director Seán Cottrell warned that the issue is not confined to secondary schools and that more needs to be done for primary pupils.The IPPN has called for a greater emphasis on social, personal and health education to build children’s confidence and communications skills to help them deal with mental health issues. WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleWoman says she was paid to drop complaint against solicitorNext articleStrong lineup for LSAD Rag Week admin Advertisementcenter_img Print Linkedin NewsLocal NewsPrincipals see rise in mental health issuesBy admin – February 6, 2013 635 Facebooklast_img read more

Bolton Wanderers Stephen Darby retires

first_imgLondon: Bolton Wanderers defender Stephen Darby, 29, announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease.Darby started his career with Liverpool, and played six games with his hometown club after making his debut in the UEFA Champions League in 2008.”It is with great sadness that I announce my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of motor neuron disease,” Darby said in a statement on the Bolton Wanderer’s website, which explained that a specialist had recently made the diagnosis.”I would like to ask for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle I have ahead and so that I can spend time with those closest to me,” he added.After his spell with Liverpool ended in 2012, Darby moved between teams before landing at Bradford City, where he made 239 appearances over six years.He joined the Bolton Wanderers in the 2017 summer transfer season, but according to British media had not played since December. IANSlast_img read more

Instructor at Bay Athletic Club gives tips on getting active this spring

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Spring is officially here. That means more sun, warmer, temperatures, and more motivation to get active.With the changing weather, people are more prone to getting out of the house and taking on physical challenges. Communications director at bay athletic club, Sarah Morrison, says this is the perfect time to use that warm-weather motivation to your advantage.“We should be moving every single day, you should be getting your heart rate up every single day, so if you want to go do that outside, like going for a brisk walk, going for a jog, even doing intervals where you jog for a minute, walk for two minutes, it’s super beneficial to the conditioning of your heart and your overall body.”Sarah also teaches classes at Bay Athletic Club that can help keep your body in shape, but heading to the gym isn’t the only way to keep you healthy and fit this summer.“You know, the beautiful thing about fitness, you truly can do it anywhere. And it’s about finding a place that you love to do it and that you will do it consistently because when you’re consistent, you’re going to get results. So your body is perfect for resistance training. Even just doing squats. Maybe you’re out for a walk and you see a park bench. You could like put your hands on the park bench and do some push ups right there on an incline. You could put one leg up and do a lunge. You could be doing walking lunges down the sidewalk, and if you’re on Chisholm or a busy street, just own it and be proud. You’re going to inspire someone doing that. “AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Active, bay athletic club, exercise, fitness, sarah, Spring, workoutContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Friday, April 12Next Local church hosts Nerf Wars to keep community members connectedlast_img read more