Our next meeting will be held on Monday 19th October 2015 at 7.30pm.
This year we are delighted to announce that Dr Harry Barry will be our guest speaker.
Dr Barry is the author of ‘Flagging the Screenager – Guiding your child through adolescence and young adulthood’.
This book Deals with the hidden world of the teenager and young adult. It is a practical survival guide for parents and relatives faced with the struggles of raising adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13 and 25. Dr Barry and Murphy look at what is going on in brain and mind of latter and discuss the skills parents need to learn to survive.
Are you floundering as you try and guide your teenager through adolescence? Are we truly hearing what young people are saying to us, as parents? Why are so many adolescents in emotional distress, and are we addressing their pain? Are there special skills that both you and your adolescent could develop for this screen-dominated world? Our understanding of the developing brain can help us on this journey. In Flagging the Screenager, Harry Barry and Enda Murphy two of Ireland’s leading experts on mental health outline the challenges faced by young people in today’s fast-paced, technology-saturated world, and provide advice on dealing with these challenges. Discussing everything from low mood and depression to peer pressure and cyber-bullying, Flagging the Screenager answers questions and addresses what parents, teachers, therapists and professionals in the field can do to help stabilise young people’s mental health throughout the journey from adolescence to adulthood.