Yes, it is a big birthday! The house is cleaned, the balloons are up, the music is set up and I’ve cooked enough curry to feed an army! As I wait for my friends and family to arrive I thought I’d share with whoever is reading this how incredibly blessed and grateful I am for […]
Insight Matters 7 week Personal Development Course for Migrants with Dil Wickremasinghe starting Wed 13th November – Enrolling Now!
Are you a migrant living in Dublin? Do you wish you could be more confident, be a better communicator, integrate and live a fuller life? Personal development is about improving yourself. It’s an opportunity for you to explore alternatives in your life, to develop self-confidence, to do things in a new way and to […]
This week like many people in Ireland and around the world I was shocked at how 2 children, a 7-year-old girl in Tallaght and a 2-year-old boy in Athlone, were removed from their Roma families by Gardaí under childcare legislation. The two incidents came in the wake of a high-profile case where a blonde child […]
In this new documentary, Newstalk presenter of Global Village Dil Wickremasinghe explores the mental health of migrants in Ireland. Listen back here ‘A Migrant State of Mind’ radio documentary supported by the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund. Migrants come to Ireland looking for a better life. Some come looking for acceptance, freedom, safety or economic security. […]
Box of Frogs marks World Mental Health Day in St. Patricks Mental Health Services with a special performance at 7pm!
Box of Frogs has appeared in theaters nationwide and even made an appearance at the Electric Picnic this year. It has made audiences cry, laugh and inspired those who saw it to join the revolution against stigma in Ireland. However tonight for one night only, Box of Frogs is coming home… There will be a […]
In‘A Migrant State of Mind’ Newstalk presenter Dil Wickremasinghe explores the mental health of migrants in Ireland. Migrants come to Ireland looking for a better life. Some come looking for acceptance, freedom, safety or economic security. Some find what they are looking for and for others it’s a work in progress. But regardless […]
I had the great pleasure to be asked to be part of a discussion on the women of Egypt at Electric Picnic 2013 by Amnesty International Ireland. Please find below further information on this issue by Amnesty International Ireland and join the campaign! Demand Egypt’s political leaders condemn sexual violence Political leaders in Egypt are […]
Tonight on Global Village we mark World Suicide Prevention Day by dedicating the full 2 hour show to breaking down stigma. I am joined by Caroline McGuigan, our resident psychotherapist, Founder and CEO of Suicide or Survive and many other guests for an honest conversation on mental health to try and get people talking! […]
This week retail giant Toys R Us has pledged to stop marketing its products exclusively for boys and girls amid concerns about sexual stereotyping. Toys R Us made the announcement following a meeting with consumer campaign group Let Toys Be Toys, which wants to stop gender specific toy marketing. Let Toys Be Toys is group […]
Assertiveness Training at Insight Matters – Saturday 24th Aug 10-3pm, only €75 – Book your place now!
Do you find it difficult to express anger or irritation? Do you find it hard to say No! Do you feel you’re overly polite and allow others to take advantage of you? Being assertive involves being able to express yourself clearly, to have your needs met and your rights acknowledged while also being able to […]