Event

Public course: The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People

  • Date: 04 October - 31 December 2021
  • Time: 00:00
  • Category: Community,  General events 
  • Location: Online

A new course aimed at giving young people the skills to optimise their health and well-being has been launched by the Centre for Positive Psychology and Health at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Beginning on 4 October, this free 10-week online course will explore the principles of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine and cover a range of topics tailored to young people between 13 and 18 years old.

Sessions will include growth mindsets, whole person health, positive emotions and positive practices of motivation, exam management, regulating anxiety and time-management. It will also examine happiness throughout the life-cycle and share strategies aimed at fostering health and character strength in adolescence. 

Register your interest for the course here.

The course will feature modules with clinicians, researchers and academics at the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health. In 2020, a pilot programme initiated by Dr Pádraic Dunne from the Centre, was conducted with transition year students from two Irish secondary schools: Athy College and Ard Scoil Na Trionaide, Athy, Kildare. Feedback from Joanne Parry, Guidance Counsellor and Assistant Principal at Athy College, and the students was used to develop this course.

The course has been designed for educators and workers in a position of responsibility with Garda vetting, including youth workers and youth coaches. Each session is designed to fit the classroom format of 40 minutes.

About the Centre for Positive Health and Psychology

Established in 2019, the RCSI Centre for Positive Health and Psychology is a unique academic centre that combines the scientific principles of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine to enhance health and well-being.

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