Healthy Conversations

Healthy Conversations

Healthy Conversations is our Wednesday lunchtime series. We collaborate with experts from various schools and units across DCU to bring to you healthy conversations. Sessions are based on topics relating to your health and wellbeing and include the latest research and best practice. 

  • Each session runs 1.15 - 1.45 pm with 15 mins presentation and 15 mins discussion
  • Open to all DCU students and staff

Check out full 2021.2022's full recorded series!

Healthy Conversations Review

Have you attended a healthy converation and got some feedback for us? Please fill out this 2 min survey to help us plan for next year

Topic

Healthy Conversation

Presenter

School/ Unit/ Organisation

Mental Health

How is our return to this New Normal working out?

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Dr Ray O’Neill

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health

Physical Activity

Resistance Training for Women: “Why we should lift?”

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David Nolan

School of Health & Human Performance

Mental Health 

Fake News, Skewed Views - How Influencers Impact Our Wellbeing

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Dr Hannah Goss

School of Health & Human Performance

Alcohol 

Drinking too much too often: what can you do to better manage your wellbeing from alcohol harm?

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Dr. Sheila Gilheany

Alcohol Action Ireland

Sexual Health & Mental Health

Have REAL-ationships become Virtually Impossible?

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Dr. Ray O’ Neill

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health

Sexual Health & Mental Health

Is Sex Only for the “Beautiful People?"

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Dr. Ray O’ Neill

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health

Sleep & Mental Health 

Improve Sleep from A to Zzzz

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Mark Germaine

SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning

Mental Health

Connecting with Community

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Susan Madigan & Hannah Devlin

Disability & Learning Support Service

Mental Health Motivation Deirdre Maloney 

Student Support & Development

 

Mental Health Self Care Susan Madigan

Disability & Learning Support Service

 

Mental Health

 

Mindfulness in Everyday Activities

 

Hannah Devlin Disability & Learning Support Service

Wellbeing at Home - a webinar series with DCU Healthy

We had some great sessions over lockdowns, 2020.2021. Why not see if any of these relate to you now? 

Topic Area

                    Title

Facilitator

Physical Activity

The Psychology of Getting and Staying Physically Active 

Dr Cameron Peers

Physical Activity

Building Movement into your Day

Ciara McCormack

Physical Activity

Why Muscle is Important for Health - at home training tips

David Nolan

Physical Activity

Running for Beginners- staying injury free and more

Sarah Dillon

Healthy Eating

Eating Well During Lockdown

Dr Brendan Egan

Mental Health & Wellbeing; Sexual Wellbeing

Social Distancing in the Singledom Pandemic: How do I Date in Lockdown?

Dr Ray O'Neill

Mental Health & Wellbeing; Sexual Wellbeing

Relationships: Love in a Time of Covid: What do we want to emerge from our cocooned relationships?

Dr Ray O'Neill

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Balance and Routine while Working from Home

Susan Madigan

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Maintaining social connectedness while we socially distance

Dr Sinead Smyth

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing and Well Becoming: Self-Care Practices for Wellbeing

Dr Paul King & Dr Maeve O'Brien

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Healthy Self Resourcing - When & Why

Helena Ahern

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Practical techniques to ease stress and reconnect with the body

Barrie McEntee

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Emotional Regulation during uncertain times

Dr Liam 

MacGabhann

Alcohol

Rethinking drinking: how can we live with and without alcohol?

Dr Mark Philbin

Tobacco

Smoking Habits & Quit Smoking: a focus on nicotine replacement therapy

Dr Stella Vlachou & Dr Keith Rochfort

Sleep

Improve Sleep from A to Zzzzz

Dr Anna Donnla O'Hagan & Mark Germaine