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Technology for Well-Being 2014 Programme

Youth Mental Health Ireland Conference Wellbeing Technology


Here are the speakers and times for the second annual Technology for Well-Being Conference – Croke Park, that took place on Thursday, 25 September 2014.

8.30 – 9.30 Check-in with tea and coffee

MC for the conference, Conall O Móráin 

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome address

  • Elaine Geraghty, CEO, / Inspire Ireland
  • Gerry Raleigh, Director, Health Service Executive, National Office for Suicide Prevention

10.00 – 11.00 Plenary 1

  • Dr Brian O’Neill, Head of the School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology
    “Making the most of digital opportunities”
  • Dr Rachel O’Connell, and internet safety expert
    “Future proofing effective wellbeing initiatives in a connected world”
  • Panel discussion: Dr Brian O’Neill, Dr Rachel O’Connell, joined by Colman Noctor, St Patrick’s MHS

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 12.30 Plenary 2

  • Professor Ella Arensman, National Suicide Research Foundation, UCC
    “Improving the care of people with depression and preventing suicidal behaviour via e-self-management”
  • Colin Healy, Social Entrepeneur
    “Break through for life app”
  • Harry McCann, Digital Youth Council

12.30 – 1.00 Parents launch by Minister Lynch

1 – 1.45  Lunch

1.45 – 3.15 Parallel sessions x 3

3.15 – 3.30 Coffee

3.30 – 4.30 Plenary 3

  • Simon Grehan, Webwise the internet safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
    “Preventing cyberbullying by fostering positive whole-school strategies”
  • Sarah Jackson, Wellbeing@School Programme Manager,, Australia
    “Wellbeing@School: Supporting whole school communities to foster wellbeing. An Australian approach”
  • Jennifer Ryan, My Life Solutions
    “MyLife Solutions and SuperMe App”

4.30 – 5.00 Panel discussion

  • Plenary speakers joined by Dr John Sharry, Silvercloud Health and Parents Plus.


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