|Date||Sunday March 28th|
|Cost||€5 - €10|
The Festival Bookseller for this event is The Gutter Bookshop.
We will all experience times in our lives when our health is challenged. As we navigate an uncertain world, stressors such as financial worries, illness, loss, isolation and loneliness can turn into distress, anxiety and depression. In A Whole New Plan for Living, leading psychiatrist Professor Jim Lucey discussed with Evelyn O Rourke, ten powerful steps to show us how, by maintaining balance and wellness in our daily lives we can achieve overall health and wellbeing, ready for the challenges life presents to us. From understanding wellness, to managing stress and distress, to the opportunity for mental health recovery no matter the circumstances, A Whole New Plan for Living shows us how by making small changes, we can achieve optimum mental health, become more resilient and live with hope for the future.
Professor Jim Lucey is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and a Consultant Psychiatrist at St. Patrick's University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Medical Director of St. Patrick`s Mental Health Service until his retirement in 2019, Jim Lucey has over thirty years experience in clinical and academic psychiatry, previous clinical appointments include Consultant Psychiatrist at Connolly Hospital (HSE) Dublin, and Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for psychiatric intensive care at St. Bartholomew's Hospital (NHS), London. Formerly a governor of St Vincent's Psychiatric Hospital (HSE) in Dublin, a member of the Health Committee of the Irish Medical Council, Lucey was also a member of the board of the Mental Health Commission of Ireland.
Evelyn O'Rourke is an RTÉ TV and radio broadcaster and is currently reporter on Today with Claire Byrne, weekdays, RTÉ Radio 1, 10.00am. She also presents the extremely popular Drivetime Study Hub.