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Diversity Island, a photo competition from Under the Rainbow

‘ Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without’ William Sloane Coffin In these dark and dreary days of Winter we want to give you the opportunity to explore your creative side! Send us a photo that you feel […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why so SAD? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

This is my favourite time of the year.  I absolutely love autumn, I cannot tell you how much I love Halloween and walks among the crisp colourful fallen leaves just soothe my soul.  However I also struggle the most at this time of the year.  I’ve less patience, less energy, am easily irritated, wake up groggy […]

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Covid19 Boundaries

Anxiety check in!  How are you doing?  Coronavirus has not gone and there is no vaccination yet so it is ok to want to be safe. Everybody has a slightly different understanding of what is “safe” and “not safe” for them.  There is an increasing amount of conflict around how we socialise these days with […]

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The Intersectionality of Pride

l Strange to think of how we should be wearing glitter, rainbows and drinking overpriced drinks while smiling at strangers as we feel united by being present to celebrate Pride.  Strange to think that on the 50th anniversary of Pride, where globally there were massive celebrations planned most of us are sitting on our phones […]

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Holistic Health: The Connection between Physical & Mental Fitness Webinar with Sporting Pride.

Holistic Health: The Connection between Physical & Mental Fitness In advance of the joint Sporting Pride and Under the Rainbow webinar on 6th June 2020 Dermot and Philippa, who are part of both organisations, talk about their passion for sport and the benefits it can bring. Dermot: Growing up Gay in Ireland, when I was […]

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Dermot McCarthy

Men… It is OK not to be OK

In my work as a therapist, I sense that many of my clients, indeed society have accepted the situation that we are all in. COVID 19 was an unprecedented outbreak, who would have expected a tiny virus would put the whole world into shutdown. Now as we approach  May 18th, and as our country begins […]

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