RCSI MyHealth Positive Health – Future-proofing our Youth

  • Date: 23 February 2021
  • Time: 00:00
  • Category: Community,  General events 
  • Location: Online

Following public health advice from the Irish Government, the RCSI MyHealth Series 2020/2021 will take place online only.

As a health sciences institution, we want to do our part in containing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our communities and all those working in healthcare. We at RCSI are committed to continuing public healthcare education and we are confident that the virtual RCSI MyHealth Series will prove highly informative.

Future-proofing our Youth

The psychological and social footprint associated with large scale emergency situations is typically larger than the medical footprint. Many of us are concerned about how to support our children and young people as we go forward. Positive psychology offers tools to develop resilience and future proof our children’s mindsets, making them more able to bounce back after challenges.

In this talk, the panel will discuss ideas from strengths-based parenting and growth mindset work. Growth mindset research has shown us that we can help our children develop ways of thinking about stress, adversity and challenge that builds confidence and capability. In a time of global uncertainty, mental flexibility and an ability to cope with shifting rules and expectations is essential.

Register your interest for this event – a link to the lecture will be shared in advance.

This panel discussion will be chaired by Dr Mary Collins, Chartered Psychologist and Senior Executive Development Specialist at the RCSI Institute of Leadership.

Panelists include:

  • Dr Trudy Meehan, Lecturer at the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health
  • Dr Pádraic Dunne, Immunologist, practicing psychotherapist and meditation teacher at the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health
  • Prof. Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health

RCSI Positive Health Series 2021

In 2021, the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health will host a Positive Health mini-series. Bringing together leading experts to address positive health across a range of topics, this three-part series is aimed at improving health and well-being. Members of the public are invited to watch this series online to learn more about positive health and wellness. Further information on this Positive Health mini-series will be announced later in the year.

More information on the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health is available here.

RCSI MyHealth Series 2020/2021

The RCSI MyHealth Series is for people who want to learn more about common illnesses and health-related topics, and how we can improve out personal health and well-being.
Join the RCSI MyHealth conversation at #RCSIMyHealth or subscribe to the RCSI YouTube channel, where you’ll find extensive video content on a range of health science topics.

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