St Colman’s Community College, Midleton will host a free lecture by psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy on building resilience in teenagers in less than two weeks’ time on Monday, 13 November.
The free-to-attend talk, entitled Teenagers – Building Resilience and Relationships; a Practical Toolkit for Parents, is open to all and will take place in the PE Hall at St Colman’s Community College from 7.30pm.
The talk will be delivered by Dr Eddie Murphy, a clinical psychologist and mental health advocate, and will revolve around how parents can help their teenagers cope better with difficult situations.
Resilience is a person’s ability to recover quickly, or bounce back, from difficulties. Building resilience in children and teenagers allows them to better handle everyday challenges such as making mistakes, falling out with friends, or moving to a new school, as well as more series challenges such as family breakdown, the illness or death of a family member, or bullying.
The lecture which Dr Murphy, an advocate for an education system that promotes wellbeing and resilience life skills programs in both primary and secondary schools, will deliver was organised in association with St Colman’s Community College Parents’ Association. However the event is open to all parents across East Cork, not just those with children attending St Colman’s.
Dr Murphy is best known as the psychologist on RTÉ’s health and fitness programme Operation Transformation. He completed a Masters in Health Psychology in City University London, his Doctorate of Psychological Science in Clinical Psychology in University College Dublin (1997 – 2000) and the MBA at UCD Smurfit School of Business in 2009. Dr Murphy is a Head of Psychology / Principal Clinical Psychologist working in the HSE and has a specialist interest in trauma and PTSD.

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