3 FREE lunchtime webinars being hosted by HSE Dublin South, Kildare West Wicklow to mark Mental Health Awareness Month.

Booking is via the Eventbrite links below.


Monday, 12th October 2020 1pm-2 pm 

‘Balancing the Demands of Working and Minding Children as a Parent During Covid 19’ 

Speaker: Professor John Sharry – is a  social worker and family psychotherapist  with over 27 years’ experience as a child  and adolescent mental health professional. He is a founder of the Parents Plus Charity, an adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology in University College Dublin and Clinical Director of Silver Cloud Health. He is co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes, and the bestselling author of fourteen  positive psychology and self-help book for families including Positive Parenting, and Counselling Children Adolescents and Families. John is the weekly parenting columnist for The Irish Times and a regular contributor to the national media. His practice website is  www.solutiontalk.ie



Wednesday, 14th October 2020 1 pm-2pm 

‘How To Be Happy’ 

Speaker: Professor Brendan Kelly – Brendan is a Professor of Psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital.  He has authored many books including ‘Coping with Coronavirus: How to Stay Calm and Protect your Mental Health’. 



Friday, 16th October 2020 1pm-2pm 

‘What We Mean by Recovery in Mental Health’ 

Speakers: Liz Brosnan (Mental Health Engagement Lead – Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow) and Valerie Maguire (Peer Recovery Educator – Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow) .  They will be talking about the recovery and resilience message in mental health and the use of CHIME as a framework covering all the elements that are important in people’s journey out of the depths of mental distress.


For information on parenting supports and services in Co. Kildare & Co. Wicklow, please check out www.parentingsupport.ie