Education Empowers – Niall Breslin and A Lust For Life

One of the great champions and educators on mental health in recent years has been musician and businessman Niall Breslin.

Niall has had his own mental issues to deal with over the years (and still continues the battle) but still summoned up the energy and recources to start one of the most popular mental health movements around today – A Lust For Life.

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Sabina Brennan – A Champion For Brain Health

Sabina Brennan is a champion of brain health. She’s also a role model for how education can empower, attending university for the first time at the age of 42. Sabina has achieved a phenomenal amount in her short academic career.

She is now an award-winning science communicator and a Dr. and research professor at the school of psychology in Trinity College.

Sabina believes that science is for sharing and has made more that 30 short films that offer practical advice on brain health while also addressing people’s fears about memory loss.

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Education Empowers – An Cosan Virtual Community College & Liz Waters

Liz Waters had a vison…. to empower people in Tallaght through education. She achieved her vision, and much more, with her fellow educators at a community education project in Tallaght called An Cosán.

But Liz wanted to make a bigger impact, and in 2014 she took her vision to a national level with the forming of An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC) – a social enterprise which combines online lectures and assignments with face to face workshops.

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