Young people & mental health in a changing world

Ignite - October 2018 | taught by Joe O'Brien

Course description

World Mental Health Day takes place on the 10th October and this years theme is ‘Young People and Mental Health In a Changing World’, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health.

Mental health is always a topical issue, and many people worldwide still struggle to manage their own mental health. In fact, the World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 4 of us will experience a metal health disorder in our lifetime.

The latest edition of Ignite covers strategies to improve your mental health, how to identify mental health issues, and how to help others who you are concerned about, with a particular focus on young people, in line with this year’s Mental Health Week theme.

Joe O'Brien
Joe O'Brien
Psychologist

Joe is an Assistant Psychologist on the Mental Health & Wellness Team. He has an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath, and a BSc in Psychology from Dublin City University. Joe has a background in clinical mental health, with experience in the UK and Ireland. He is hugely passionate about physical and mental health promotion, and believes they go hand in hand. Joe has a specific interest in the psychology of habit change, workplace health, nutritional psychology and the link between mental and physical health conditions. In his personal life, he is an All-Ireland winner with Lansdowne Rugby club, and is a passionate musician.