Library to stage health and wellbeing seminar

Library to stage health and wellbeing seminar

By Mary Dennehy

A FREE health and wellbeing seminar for those aged 55 and over is being held in the County Library, Tallaght, on May 16.

The event, which is being organised by the Centre for Learning and Development at Tallaght University Hospital in partnership with South Dublin County Council, aims to raise awareness around the importance of healthy living and self-care.

Tallaght Library

The health and wellbeing seminar will be held in the County Library

The event is also being held in May, which is Green Ribbon Month - an ongoing campaign to end the stigma of mental health.

To mark Green Ribbon Month, the seminar will also cover topics including depression, how to be happy and local support services available.

Speaking about the upcoming seminar, Tallaght University Hospital consultant psychiatrist and Trinity College Professor of Psychiatry, Brendan Kelly said: “The seminar is a great opportunity for anyone over 55 living in the community to discuss health and wellbeing concerns with some experienced healthcare professionals. 

“We have an ageing population in Tallaght, and as physical and mental health are intrinsically linked, the aim of the seminar will be on highlighting the importance of both to creating happiness when you’re over the age of 55.

“I will be covering ‘How to be Happy’ as well as looking at the other factors that influence the state of our mental health including employment and genetics. I am looking forward to working alongside South Dublin County Council for the event and hope to see as many men and women from the community there as possible.”

Places for the event, which is being held in the County Library, Tallaght, on Wednesday, May 16, are limited, with booking essential.

Those interested can call Frank Price, a community development officer with South Dublin County Council, on 086 6063683 or email fprice [at] sdublincoco [dot] ie