A Privileged Occasion & Prevention in Mental Health

I write this in advance of a privileged occasion. The occasion is a meetup titled Neuroscience & Education. I have been invited to present a social initiative I am developing called the Winning Minds Movement – which provides educational solutions for children and young peoples mental wellbeing

The invite came from a role model of mine – David Pollard – co-founder of Learning Tech Labs – the group I will present to. It’s a group of people who have provided great inspiration in my quest to make social impact – and I am honoured for the opportunity to present.

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What An Inspiration Emma Murphy

Just had the pleasure of meeting and talking with the inspirational Emma Murphy and I didn’t expect it would have been such an enjoyable and energising meet up

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It turns out we share many of the same passions in the areas of mental and physical wellbeing. Her life changed in 2015 when she posted a video on Facebook about an abusive relationship she had exited – and within 2 days ten million people had shared her story. Continue reading “What An Inspiration Emma Murphy”

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

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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.

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First Fortnight – An alternative school for positive mental health?

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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?”