Building Resilience in our Youth Conference

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The Clayton Hotel

Ballybrit

Galway

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This conference is brought to you by the Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force as part of its annual Regional Drug and Alcohol Awareness week.

Building resilience in our Youth Conference speakers include:

Dr Mark Garavan

Dr Mark Garavan is Social Studies Programme Co-ordinator, Mayo campus and lecturer. He is the author of Compassionate Activism: An Exploration of Integral Social Care. He has been Chairperson of Mayo Citizens Information Service and is a director of Feasta – the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability. He is currently the Independent Chairperson for Planet Youth Mayo Steering Committee.

Dr Colman Noctor

Dr Colman Noctor is a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in St Patrick's Adolescent Mental Health Services and an Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin. His specialist area of interest is in the impact of technology on our mental lives. Colman is the best-selling author of ‘Cop On’, a parenting book for the technological age and a regular contributor to the broadcast and print media.

Jimmy McGovern

Jimmy is the Seas Suas (Bystander Intervention Training) Programme Manager, and has recruited and trained 750 students in NUI Galway. He is the former NUI Galway Students’ Union President and former Vice President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Jimmy has been involved in a wide variety of health and well-being projects and initiatives, including the Minister for Higher Education’s Rapid Response Group on Drug & Substance Abuse in Higher Education.

Registration and Tea/coffee @ 1.30pm. Conference will start at 2pm sharp.

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The Clayton Hotel

Ballybrit

Galway

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