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.
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, Department 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 three collections – The Dark Room, Stilling the Dance of Time and Thin Lines which has been published recently by Orpen Press. His poems have been published in reputable national and international poetry journals. He is the author of best selling self-help psychology book ‘Your Precious Life -How to Live it Well’ (Orpen Press) which available in all good bookstores nationwide.