World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness of mental health issues around the world and encourages support of mental health.

This year special attention is being paid to young people and mental health.

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018

Young People and Mental Health in a changing World

This year, for World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organisation are drawing our attention to young people and mental health. Approximately 1.2 billion people (1 in 6) of the world’s population are adolescents, aged between 10 and 19. Several factors such as alcohol or tobacco use, lack of physical activity, unprotected sex and/or exposure to violence can jeopardize not only adolescents’ current health, but also their health as adults, and the health of their future children.

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GHITA Hearing Loss Survey September 2018

Starting Monday 24th GHITA are conducting a hearing loss survey with the support of the GHA, the aim being to:

  • Raise awareness &
  • Unite people
  • Help the GHA understand,
  • Improve services &
  • Plan for our aging population

Click the link HERE to be directed to the survey.

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Fight the Flu! Vaccines available from 1st October 2018

For the majority of people catching Flu is unpleasant, but for some it can lead to chest infections, severe complications and may result in death. Globally seasonal Flu accounts for 3-5 million causes of severe illness annually and between 250,000 – 500,000 deaths.

Get yourself vaccinated!

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