Step 11 – Growing daily closer to maturity

By Maria As a child of the sixties. large classrooms were commonplace. There were fifty-four pupils in my class and one teacher. It was easy to feel invisible, and as a quiet child voiceless and unimportant. The louder children drowned out my attempts to speak, and I lost confidence in who I was. I came […]

‘We are more durable than vulnerable’ – Coping During Covid-19

By George I hope as you read this, you are safe and well. The Covid-19 virus has certainly shook us up. I’ve learned that life doesn’t come with instructions‼️ Learning to live with the virus has been challenging. I recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us and we might be out […]

Healthy choices in a pandemic

By Caroline Crotty Confession: I am tired of Covid-19! I am looking forward to life without masks and recognising people from their whole face, not just eyes and eyebrows!  I am also looking forward to hugging, kissing and handshakes – each of which, I also confess, I took for granted! Covid-19, referred to as a “novel coronavirus […]

Step 10 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

Building Trust

  Extract from ‘Faith, Hope, and Fantasy’ by Anne Waters If we are always anxious, we have a basic problem with trust.  We worry too much about security.  Instead of assuming things are going too well unless we hear otherwise, we always try to anticipate every conceivable and inconceivable problem that could happen.  Though no […]

Mid-West Region Newsletter

Take a sneak peek at the Mid-west Region’s wonderful Spring Newsletter. If you would like to order a quality printed version of the full 28 page newsletter simply make a €5 donation to https://www.idonate.ie/GrowMidWest and send details of your postal address to Joan Diffley at [email protected]

My Covid Experience

Getting the dreaded Covid-19 can be a frightening experience, but for Mary it was a great lesson on what is important in life and a time to be grateful for all she had,

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Grow’s Virtual Mini Marathon

Grow’s Virtual Mini Marathon   The lockdown has linked many of us back with our legs, as more and more people have put on runners and set off on a fitness journey. In the spirit of this, Grow Mental Health will be hosting its annual Mini Marathon, but this time we will cheer each other […]