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Meet Jennifer Reidy – Caring For The Carers and Expert on Compassion Fatigue

Jennifer Reidy epitomises everything I believe in, in particular the power of education. On her return to college she wrote a ground breaking thesis on compassion fatigue – and hasn’t looked back since. Her life changed in many positive ways when she immersed herself in the study of social care and found her vocation, which involved a lot of hard work and perseverance. Her research in the area of compassion fatigue was a first in Ireland and has established her…

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Privileged Occasion 2 – And Roslyn Park College

I wrote the other day about a privileged occasion and presenting at Learning Tech Labs meetup Wednesday evening. But there’s another privileged occasion that day. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a visionary called Jennifer Lynch. Jennifer is a support teacher at National Learning Network, Roslyn Park College.

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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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