Challenging stigma to improve young people’s mental health
Speaker: Dr Eilis Hennessy, Senior Lecturer in developmental psychology, UCD School of Psychology.
Dr Eilis Hennessy presents interesting and thought provoking research around attribution theory, where a person is blamed for their behaviour and how this perceived blame impacts interaction between young people as well as help seeking behaviour.
The lecture explores:
- Why focus on young people?
- Are we sure that stigma exists?
- How would tackling it help mental health?
- How can it be tacked?
- What do young people currently know about mental health?
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).
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