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

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

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First Fortnight – An alternative school for positive mental health?

  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.

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Death is a strange place for advice on mental wellbeing

Death is a strange place for advice on mental wellbeing – But 27 year old cancer victim – Holly Butcher – shares hers before she left. Might be your most important read this year @MalieCoyne @AislingLCurtin @BeWellDoWell @NFitzPsychology @SunnyScattered https://www.independent.ie/life/im-27-now-i-dont-want-to-go-i-love-my-life-womans-inspirational-letter-posted-hours-after-her-death-is-the-most-powerful-thing-youll-read-today-36475278.html …

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MWEX Update

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…

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My big idea for 2018 is this – Ireland will have its first mental wellbeing explorer And I will be it.

Yes its time for the Winning Minds Movement to start moving – and what better way – than to explore Irish approaches to developing mental wellbeing. My aim is to gather and share information that will contribute to the mental wellbeing of children and young people. (although I’ve no doubt the information will benefit all) The outcome, I believe, will be a bank of information, resources and education that can be accessed by all towards developing positive mental wellbeing in…

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