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Donegal County Council, Donegal County Library Service, Healthy Ireland at your Library, Wellness Wednesdays

As part of the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme, Donegal County Council has teamed up with the HSE and the Irish Hospice Foundation to host a series of “Wellness Wednesdays” talks on Parenting, Stress, Mindfulness, Grief and Overeating. We have also partnered up with Dr Mary O’Kane and her talks will be available on Saturday 20th and 27th March.  The online talks will be available on the Donegal Library Facebook page.

Dates and titles for each talk is included below

Speaker

Talk

Date

Time

Duration

Dr Mary O’Kane

Supporting anxious teens

Saturday 20th March

11 am

30 mins

Peadar Maxwell

Senior Psychologist HSE

Support Tips for Parents and Guardians of Young Children

Wednesday 24th March

7pm

30 mins

Dr Mary O’Kane

Building childrens self esteem

Saturday 27th March

11 am

30 mins

Peadar Maxwell

Senior Psychologist HSE

Supporting for Parents and Guardians of Adolescents

Wednesday 31st March

7pm

30 mins

Breffni McGuinness

Irish Hospice Foundation

Understanding Grief and Loss

 

Wednesday 7th April

7pm

30 mins

Dr Mary Hynes

Senior Psychologist HSE

 

Compassion based approach to over-eating

Wednesday 14th April

7pm

26 mins

Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE

 

Coping with distress

 

Wednesday 21st April

7pm

6 mins

Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE

 

Daily Mindfulness

 

Wednesday 28th April

7pm

9 mins

Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE

 

Relationship Mindfulness

 

Wednesday 5th May

7pm

5 mins

Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE

 

Understanding our states of mind

 

Wednesday 12th May

7pm

5 mins

Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE

 

Understanding Emotions

Wednesday 19th May

7pm

10 mins

 

Executive Librarian Kevin McCaul commented, “Healthy Ireland at your Library is a national programme being funded by the Department of Health. We are delighted to be working with Dr Mary O’Kane, the HSE and the Irish Hospice Foundation. Their combined wealth of health information will benefit us all during these difficult times as we all try to take care of both our own and our families mental health”

Healthy Ireland recently launched the “Keep Well” campaign to show people of all ages how to mind their own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. The campaign provides guidelines, information, and tips on how to keep well through the coming months.

Resilience and Wellbeing information is available at www.gov.ie/healthyireland and includes advice on Staying Active, Eating Well, Minding your Mood, Keeping Connected and Switching Off.