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
Download Technology for mental health and well-being .pdf (844KB)
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.
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
Download Bridging the digital disconnect .pdf (4.9MB)
>>Watch Dr Aleisha Clarke at the 2013 Technology for Wellbeing conference video
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