Technology for Wellbeing 2013
The first Technology for Wellbeing International Conference was held over two days in September 2013.
On Wednesday, 25 September we hosted a panel discussion in the evening at the Lighthouse, Smithfield. All day Thursday, 26 September was a mix of plenary speakers and breakout sessions at the Marker Hotel.
Here is a list of plenary and panel speakers along with a link to the programme.
Professor of Health Promotion and Public Health, and Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Using technologies to promote mental health and wellbeing
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Darragh Doyle (@darraghdoyle) is an online Community Manager who uses the internet to tell people about events and ideas and to share images, videos and very bad jokes that make people’s days better. He is passionate about positivity, proud of Ireland and Irish people worldwide and believes anything he can do, you can do better.
Aram is the Director of Research & Public Affairs at the Inspire Foundation in Australia and is currently leading a number of a significant research and development projects within the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
The future is now: Policy, practice and innovation in Australian online mental health services.
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Aleisha Clarke completed her PhD in 2011 in the promotion of positive mental health in primary schools in Ireland. Aleisha is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher on “Bridging the digital disconnect – using technology to support young people’s mental health needs”. This programme of research is being conducted in collaboration with Inspire Ireland and Inspire Australia. Aleisha is also involved in teaching with the Discipline of Health Promotion.
Report Launch: Bridging the digital disconnect Report: Exploring parents’ views in using technology to promote young people’s mental health
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Co-Founder and Director at Turn2me.org, he is a Barrister by background and brought his internet development and legal skills together in creating Turn2me. He currently works for Google, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Suicide prevention and the internet
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>>Watch Oisín Scollard at the 2013 Technology for Wellbeing conference video
Before his role as Director of Programmes and Policy at ReachOut.com/Inspire Ireland, Derek worked with the HSE. He was lead author of Ireland’s national suicide prevention strategy, called Reach Out, launched by the Minister for Health and Children in 2005. The publication of the strategy led to the establishment of the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention which Derek joined as Senior Researcher and Deputy Head.
Technology and mental health in Ireland: the development of good practice guidelines
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>>Watch Derek Chambers at the 2013 Technology for Wellbeing conference video
Kerrie is the Director of Service Delivery at the Inspire Foundation. She has a keen interest in health care reform and modernising services to meet the changing needs of the evolving community.
All that glitters is not gold – coupling cutting edge technology with whole-service innovation to deliver a state-of-the-art online mental health service to young people
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Dr Rachel O’Connell is a highly respected expert in internet safety and policy, with 15 years’ experience in global public policy and a track record of building effective government relations. She has led highly successful research teams and policy groups in a number of different countries.
Key conference highlights
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