Derek O Kelly – Mental Wellbeing Explorer Ireland – Exploits from January 2018

Ireland will have first mental wellbeing explorer image

Ireland will have first mental wellbeing explorer image

Background

My mental wellbeing exploits are an extension of my work with the Winning Minds Movement – a social initiative that provides educational solutions towards young peoples mental wellbeing.

My training company and educational partners, The Waverley Academy, currently fund all my efforts.

This report is an overview of my exploits for January 2018 Continue reading “Derek O Kelly – Mental Wellbeing Explorer Ireland – Exploits from January 2018”

First Fortnight – An alternative school for positive mental health?

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 first fortnight image

What can I say about First Fortnight – except for mind-blowing. And for someone like myself… who loves the creative approach for delivering education…  I’m ashamed to say I knew nothing about it.

 First Fortnight is Ireland’s mental health arts festival. It has an incredible array of events happening around the country. The quality of programmes and workshops is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Continue reading “First Fortnight – An alternative school for positive mental health?”

MWEX Update

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I have been incredibly heartened by the response since I announced my role as a mental wellbeing explorer a week ago. The offers of support are way beyond anything I expected. And so I have decided my exploits will become “The Mental Wellbeing Project Ireland”.  Its a project I hope that many will contribute to – so as many others will benefit. My aims are still the same: to gather and share good practice in mental wellbeing in Ireland. So please stay tuned for updates and information on how you might be able to contribute to the mental wellbeing of young people in Ireland.

DOK founder Winning Minds – Mental Wellbeing Explorer