There are a number of well-being seminars for students which can be availed of by schools. (see details below). If the school is within an hour of Sligo, an in-person visit may be arranged. Numerous schools from further afield have availed of these same seminars through Zoom/Teams. The feedback has been exceptionally positive about them. The seminars are not pre-recorded and are offered ‘live’ via Zoom or a similar platform.
Principals, deputy principals or teachers charged with students’ well-being should contact the office to discuss suitable dates/time for academic year 2023-24
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As there has been an incredibly positive response from schools to these seminars, you will need to book as soon as possible in order to guarantee a slot for this academic year.
SEMINAR 1: RISING TO CHALLENGES – a well-being seminar for Final Year students
Final year students experience a lot of stress as examination loom. Some students take exams too seriously and burn-out with unnecessary worry and panic. Other students need to work a little harder and plan better. Every student shares one key objective in common – they all want to achieve good results. It is all about setting realistic goals and taking a balanced approach to the challenges involved.
In this seminar (which is specifically geared towards students facing final year exams) students will be taught key strategies to help them sustain appropriate levels of motivation but also how to protect their mental health. They need to be at their best in order to do their best.
SEMINAR 2: LIVING LIFE WELL – a seminar about the Psychology of Health and Happiness (suitable for all students)
In recent years psychologists have started to examine positive emotion. This research has focused on what makes people happier, what gives them more meaning and purpose in life, and what measures they can take to lead to overall greater health.
This seminar will outline simple, practical, and most importantly, evidence-based strategies linked to a better quality of life. The hope is that it will uplift and inspire change in the lives of those students who listen but even more importantly inspire them to incorporate it into the school community and their homes.
SEMINAR 3: THE RESILIENCE TOOLBOX – Strategies for Staying Well during Challenging Times (suitable for all students)
Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of life. In recent decades psychologists have conducted research into the most resilient people cross-culturally. They have uncovered specific traits/factors that we all can utilise to help us when we are under pressure or immense stress. Becoming more resilient will not mean that problems disappear. Resilience is more about learning how to cope – tapping into our own resources and fostering inner-strengths. This seminar outlines some evidence-based strategies linked to greater outcomes during challenge and change.