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Aware Volunteer Programme

Thank you for continued support and commitment to Aware, supporting people impacted by depression and bipolar disorder along with their families and loved ones.

 

Aware’s 2019 Conference will look to “The Future of Depression & Bipolar Disorder”, concentrating on novel approaches, further developments in existing therapies and additional means of understanding depression, bipolar disorder and mental health.

 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT 

O'Reilly Hall
08:45 - 09:20
Registration
09.30 - 10.15
Opening Plenary
09.30 - 09.40
Welcome
Dominic Layden, Aware Chief Executive
09.40 - 10.15
Living life to the full across the lifespan
Professor Chris Williams, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
10.15 - 11.30
Session 1: From nursery to nursing home & in-between: mental health through the ages
 
(choose 1 option)
Option 1
Perinatal, childhood & adolescence
Accenture Theatre
10.15 - 10.35
Managing depression & bipolar disorder in pregnancy & the postpartum period
Prof John Sheehan, Assoc. Clinical Professor, UCD, Consultant in Liaison & Perinatal Psychiatry
10.35 - 10.55
The impact of a parent's mental health on children & adolescents
Joanna Fortune, Clinical Psychotherapist, Solamh
10.55 - 11.15
Perinatal depression: Best outcome for mother & baby
Dr Lucinda Dockery, GP
11.15 - 11.30
Panel Q&A
Featuring Option 1 speakers
Option 2
Adult & older adult
Elan Theatre, Science Gallery
10.15 - 10.35
Emerging roles of the gut-brain axis & psychobiotics in depression
Dr Olivia O'Leary, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC
10.35 - 10.55
Why do clinicians struggle to diagnose late life depression?
Dr Declan Lyons, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Patrick's Mental Health Services
10.55 - 11.15
Human connection as a way through depression
Dr. Keith Gaynor, Senior Clinical Psychologist & Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
11.15 - 11.30
Panel Q&A
Featuring Option 2 speakers
O'Reilly Hall
11:30 - 11:50
Coffee Break
O'Reilly Hall
11.50 - 12.50
Session 2: Minding oneself; minding the minder
11.50 - 12.10
Living well with depression & bipolar disorder
Dr Patrick McKeon, Consultant Psychiatrist & founder of Aware
12.10 - 12.30
Caring for yourself while caring for another: the impact of depression within the family
Dr Andrea Higgins, Clinical Director, Aware
12.30 - 12.50
Panel Q&A
Featuring both speakers along with Bríd O’Meara, Aware Director of Services.
O'Reilly Hall
12.50 - 13:50
Sit-down lunch with fellow volunteers
O'Reilly Hall
13.50 - 15.15
Session 3: Wellness Session
13.50 - 14.10
Living with vitality
Dr Mark Rowe, Medical Doctor, Author, Speaker, Educator & Expert in Lifestyle Medicine.
14.10 - 14.30
Choose Well
Dr Claire Hayes, Clinical Psychologist.
14.30 - 15.00
Panel of Speakers
  • The importance of sleep to physical & mental health Deirdre McSwiney, Sleep Technologist & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist for Insomnia 
  • How nutrition impacts on your mental health Sarah Keogh, Dietician
15.00 - 15.15
Q&A
O'Reilly Hall Conservatory
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
O'Reilly Hall
15.30 - 16.15
The Resilience Session
Panel of Speakers and Q&A
  • 15:30 - 15:40 Jack Kavanagh
  • 15:40 - 15:50 Sinead Hingston
  • 15:50 - 16:00 Pat Caslin
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Q&A
16.15 - 16.20
Closing Remark
Thank you & close
Dominic Layden, Aware Chief Executive
16.20
End of Conference