Linkedin Twitter Advertisement Print GARDAÍ in Limerick say they are increasingly encountering people with mental health difficulties and are appealing to people who find themselves in that situation to look for help.Garda John Finnerty told the Limerick Post that given the unprecedented times people were going through, local Gardaí wanted to stress how important it was for them to maintain their mental wellbeingSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a difficult time for everybody but if you already suffer from anxiety or depression, you will be challenged even more. Given the nature of the work of An Garda Siochana we’re encountering increased incidents where mental health is a primary factor.“If you need help, help is available,” he added.“I particularly want to mention the website yourmentalhealth.ie which is operated collectively by the HSE, Healthy Ireland and the Samaritans. The information is very simple, easy to follow and very relevant.”“ALONE is an excellent service for the older person, their number is 0818-222024, the Samaritans number is 116 123 and Pieta House is 1800 247247. Finally, the Limerick community response number is 1800-832 005 and they can assist callers with any and all information they might need,” Garda Finnerty explained.The HSE reminds people in difficulty that they should contact their family doctor for immediate support or to get a referral to the mental health services.Mental health help is also available through the emergency department at the University Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle for any person who is in crisis, having suicidal thoughts or likely to self-harm. Email Facebook Previous article€6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economyNext articlePost Punk and PPE: New music from Sons of Southern Ulster Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp NewsHealthGarda appeal to mind your mental healthBy Bernie English – June 11, 2020 371
Share Save About Author: Brianna Gilpin Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe October 6, 2017 1,214 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Employment Report hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma Previous: Inclusionary Housing: A Potential Solution? Next: Mortgages Facing Risk of Fraud The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Related Articles The U.S. Department of Labor released its September 2017 Employment Situation Friday revealing that the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused no distinct changes in the overall unemployment rate. However, according to an industry expert, the areas the hurricanes did effect could boost residential construction jobs going forward.According to the report, non-farm payroll experiences a 33,000 jobs decline, likely due to the hurricanes. Food services and drinking places also felt the impact with a 105,000 job loss compared to their 12-month trend of adding 24,000 jobs a month.First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming said the good news is that the impact is only temporary and is expected to rebound quickly based on the trends that were seen after Katrina.“Demand for construction workers is likely to reap the benefits of the disaster driven need for repair and rehabilitation demand,” Fleming said. “Hurricane Harvey significantly damaged or destroyed more than 30,000 homes and Irma similarly damaged over 4,000 homes.”Residential construction employment also declined by 3,900 with plumbers, electricians, and other specialized labor associated with renovation projects seeing the brunt of the decline. However, Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, said the headline-grabbing drop shouldn’t come as a surprise.“The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the number of workers who had a job but were not at work due to bad weather jumped to a two-decade high,” Duncan said. “The hurricane impact will dissipate over time, as we have observed during the aftermaths of previous major storms.”Source: BloombergSource: BloombergAfter its release, the U.S. markets reacted, as well. According to Bloomberg Markets, Treasury bond buyers looked past the decline and focused on average hourly earnings and higher participation rates. Stock investors, on the other hand, didn’t react positively, as a rise in average hourly earnings could lead to higher labor costs for large companiesBrett Ewing, Chief Market Strategist from First Franklin Financial Services, said the effect these numbers will have on the Fed and monetary policy could go either way. Though the Fed has said that low inflation numbers are transitory, their expectations for it to change continue to be pushed out.“In June [Janet Yellen] said it was a couple month blip and in her latest press conference she said it could be a year before it starts showing up,” Ewing said. “Translation: they have no idea.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Industry Reacts to September Employment Report Home / Daily Dose / Industry Reacts to September Employment Report The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Employment Report hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma 2017-10-06 Brianna Gilpin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
Efren O’Brien poses with his dog Beau in West End, Brisbane on Friday, September 7, 2018. Mr O’Brien is a first time property buyer. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)A REDUCTION in the Queensland First Home Owners Grant has done little to deter those looking to make their leap on to the property ladder.National data from the ABS shows that the number of finance approvals for first home buyers is now at its highest level in eight years.In Queensland, the number of finance approvals has increased by almost 10 per cent — proof that first time buyers are not afraid to buy a home with or without the state grant.The grant, which only applies to new builds up to $750,000, dropped from $20,000 to $15,000 on July 1.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said while the number of finance approvals for investors and upgraders had dropped, first home buyers were bucking the trend.“We are now seeing the highest level of first home buyers since 2010,” she said.She pointed to two suburbs within reach of first home buyers — Albion, which has a median house price of $750,000 and Tugun on the Gold Coast, where the median house sales price is $647,000.But there is even more value in the Brisbane market, with Rocklea boasting the lowest median house sales price within 10km of the city, according to data from realestate.com.auThe ‘high demand suburb’ has a median sales price of $415,000 and records about three times the number of searches per property compared to the national average.A newly renovated four bedroom house is on the market for $399,000 — well below the overall Brisbane median house sales price of $535,000. Other top spots for first homebuyer budgets within 10km of the city are Keperra, Tingalpa, Everton Hills and Chermside.A three bedroom ‘fixer upper’ at Everton Hills is on the market for $450,000, and sits on a 615sq m block. The median house sales price for Everton Hills is $558,000, according to CoreLogic.Shirley Mapp of Re/Max Premier Consultants Chermside said she was seeing a lot of activity from first home buyers in the area. “At $450,000, that is great value if you can see its potential,” she said.Ms Mapp said first home buyers were pushing up prices in family-friendly suburbs such as Everton Hills, which had traditionally been held for many years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoShe said Baby Boomers whose children had left home were now moving on, opening the way for first home buyers to enter the market.For those happy to commute a few extra kilometres, big savings can also be found at Riverview, Ebbw Vale, Gailes, Dinmore and East Ipswich, where existing houses have a median sales price under $275,000 within 30km of the CBD.First homebuyer Efrem O’Brien purchased a one-bedroom apartment in Stockwell’s Muse apartments in West End after renting in Sydney. Efren O’Brien bought his first home at Muse, West End. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)“I moved back up after being offered a position with Queensland Ballet and my job is only about 100m away,” he said.“I lived with my parents at first so it is nice having my own space again.“I am paying less on my mortgage now than I was paying in rent in Sydney.” Andrew Russell, who is the executive general manager at realestate.com.au Home Loans, said they were seeing more confidence from first home buyers.“Have a clear budget in mind that takes into consideration your lifestyle, allows enough of a buffer, and ensures you’re not over committing yourself,” he said. “This is particularly important with interest rate rises on the horizon for most Australian banks”. Fast track buying a home – check out Moneysaver HQ in Monday’s Courier Mail.