Sexual health involves many things, including: knowing about your body and how it works; understanding the physical, social and emotional changes that come with puberty, pregnancy and ageing; keeping yourself and others safe; and finding information and support when things go wrong, such as an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection.
Our mental health can vary according to our circumstances and can change across our lifetime, in the same way as our physical health does. And so it is important you take care of your mental health. Mental health problems are among the most common of all health conditions.
Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy and keeping yourself as healthy as possible- all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.
- Deciding whether to drink is a personal decision that we each eventually have to make.
- Drug use and abuse and its effects have become more and more prevalent in Irish society.
- Consent means that both people in a sexual encounter must agree to it, and either person may decide at any time that they no longer consent and want to stop the activity.