Supporting Child and Youth Health this Winter’ is the third event in the RCSI MyHealth Series 2020/2021. A panel of RCSI experts provide practical advice and information to how best to support child and youth health this winter. The discussion is chaired by Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health.
‘A Toolkit for Winter Readiness’ is the second event in the RCSI MyHealth Series 2020/2021. The panel discussion, which was chaired by Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, addressed the winter flu season, what we should expect and how we can stay well this winter.
The first event of the RCSI MyHealth Series 2020/2021, 'Living with the New Normal' was broadcast on 29 September 2020.
The panel discussion, which was chaired by Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, addressed the significant impact that sudden and extreme change can have on people’s lives, what we can do to make change easier to accept, and how to talk to our children about COVID-19.
Hosted by the newly established RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, the ‘Stress Management, Mindfulness and Relaxation' lecture focused on the importance of enhancing you well-being with leading experts addressing the topics of stress management, mindfulness and relaxation.
Dr Frank Doyle describes the information and misinformation available in the media regarding stress management, and shows how you can access the best scientific information and apply it to your own needs to find what stress management option works best for you.
Mindfulness represents just one type of meditation practice. Dr Pádraic Dunne, describes the different types of meditations and how they might be used, not only for relaxation and mental health but also to help alleviate physical symptoms of disease and improve overall health.
A round table discussion – chaired by Dr Ciara Kelly, GP, TV and radio broadcaster and columnist – followed the lecture. Watch it in full below.
The 'Tobacco and Alcohol' lecture was the second in a three-part series of Positive Health lectures at RCSI.
Hosted by the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, the lecture focused on tobacco and alcohol with leading experts addressing these topics.
Dr Gráinne Cousins, Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the RCSI and Dr Ross Morgan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Beaumont Hospital, Dublin addressed the real effects of alcohol, tobacco and vaping on your health. The discussion was chaired by broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly. Watch the full lecture below followed by the round table discussion.
In this lecture, which focused on positive health via exercise and nutrition, we heard from Prof. Suzanne McDonough, Head of the School of Physiotherapy, who discussed the beneficial effects of exercise on health and illness and addressed the barriers to active living and Dr Robert Kelly, a consultant cardiologist and Ireland’s only certified lifestyle medicine consultant, who highlighted the importance of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. Watch the lecture below followed by the round table discussion.
Prof. Karina Butler is a consultant paediatrician and infectious disease specialist with Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and Temple Street. She discussed the history of opposition to vaccinations, a movement that started as far back as the 1850s and is still prevalent today. She explained how vaccinations have supported the global decline of diseases like smallpox, polio and diptheria.
Prof. Sam McConkey is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the RCSI. He highlighted the success of vaccines by sharing three personal experiences.
Finally, Prof. James Paul O’Neill, a graduate and fellow of RCSI, is Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at RCSI Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. In his presentation, he produced the evidence and facts that show how effective the HPV vaccine has been in preventing cancer.
The lecture and following roundtable discussion was chaired by broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly.