ABOUT SHANE MARTIN

Shane Martin C.Psychol.Ps.S.I.

Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland

Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best evidence-based psychology to help people protect their mental health and enhance the quality of their lives.

Shane has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences on a range of topics around wellbeing, positive mental health, recovery and happiness. A leader within the area of education, he has visited hundreds of educational institutions nationwide working with management teams, teachers/lecturers, students and parents. In February 2017 Shane addressed the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) Joint Committee on Education and Skills on the important topic of Positive Mental Health in Schools. His focus was on how schools can cultivate a culture of resilience. As a former teacher he promotes  realistic evidence-based interventions that can foster better mental health within whole school communities.  He has been engaged by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), the Irish Primary Principals’ Network and the Centre for School Leadership. He has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities in Ireland.

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Shane has also provided mental health training to hundreds of public servants from numerous departments including the Departments of Children and Family Affairs, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform,  Department of Defence, Department of Education and Skills, Department of Finance, Department of Health, Department of Social Protection, Departmrnt of Agriculture etc.

He has delivered CPD options to health professionals in hospitals throughout Ireland (north and south) and through their various representative bodies including HIQA, AOTI, INMO, INDI, IASW , TUSLA, IRSPEN, ISCP etc.

Shane is a published poet of two collections – The Dark Room and Stilling the Dance of Time. He is currently working on his third collection entitled Thin Lines which will be published in 2019. His poems have been published in reputable national and international poetry journals. He is the author of ‘Your Precious Life -How to Live it Well’ which was published by Orpen Press and is available in all good bookstores nationwide.