Lecture Series 2017

Aware lectures are free-of-charge to attend and all are welcome to attend. Lectures take place the second Wednesday of every month* at the Lecture Theatre, Swift Centre, St. Patrick’s Hospital, James’s St., Dublin 8.

Lectures start at 7.30pm however we advise that you arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you are seated comfortably. Paid parking is available in the St. Patrick’s Hospital car park (entrance via Steeven’s Lane); alternatively, take the Luas (red line) to Heuston Station and walk (map to St. Patrick’s Hospital).

Aware lectures are recorded and are available online in video and audio format each month.View over 40 hours of free lecture content on Aware’s YouTube channel


2017 Lecture Files – Watch/Listen back

January 2017 | Patience, Understanding and Kindness in the face of depression | Dr. Claire Hayes, Clinical Director, Aware and Clinical Psychologist

February 2017 | The importance of sleep to physical & mental health | Breege Leddy, RPSGT, Sleep Physiologist


March 2017 | The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make you Stronger and Sharper | Prof. Ian Robertson


April 2017 | Depression and child sexual abuse | Dr Rosaleen McElvaney


May 2017 | LGBTI & Depression | Ross Flanagan


2017 Lecture Schedule

Date Presenter Title
10th Jan Dr. Claire Hayes Patience, Understanding & Kindness in the Face of Depression & Anxiety
8th Feb Breege Leddy Sleep: “The importance of sleep to physical and mental health”
8th Mar Prof Ian Robertson The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make you Stronger and Sharper
12th Apr Dr. Rosaleen McElvaney Sexual abuse and depression
10th May Ross Flanagan LGBTI and depression
14th Jun Dr. Liam Twomey Alcohol and Mental Health
12th Jul Dr. Dara Cannon Brain Imaging and bipolar disorder
9th Aug Dr. Miriam Kennedy Non drug treatments of depression
13th Sep TBA
11th Oct Dr. Keith Gaynor Why do perfectionists get depression?
8th Nov Dr. Pat McKeon Bipolar disorder: treatment and relapse prevention
13th Dec TBA

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