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'Tell Me About' Public Lecture Series 2018-2019

Vótáil100: Women’s Rights as Human Rights: a public lecture by Ivana Bacik

Date: Thursday 6 December 2018 5.15pm-6.15pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Title: Vótáil100: Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Speaker: Ivana Bacik

In this talk, I will explore the question of women’s rights in Ireland, and the way in which change in Irish society, particularly in recent decades, has led to changes in women’s identities. I will discuss the text of the 1937 Constitution and the effect of referendums in recent years, and explore the impact of the introduction of gender quota laws,  and will conclude with a review of our Oireachtas Vótáil 100 programme being run over 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland and the election of the first woman MP/TD in December 1918, Constance Markievicz.

Ivana Bacik is a barrister and Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin. She is a Senator for Dublin University (elected 2007, re-elected 2011 and again 2016). Her research interests include criminal law; criminology; feminist theory of law and equality law. She co-authored a major study on gender in the legal professions (Bacik, Costello and Drew, Gender In Justice, 2003), and her other publications include Legal Cases that Changed Ireland (co-edited with Mary Rogan, Clarus Press, 2016). She is Chairperson of the Oireachtas Vótáil 100 Committee organising a programme of events in 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland.

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Full disclosure: should I open up about my mental health difficulties? presented by: Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (KCL)

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018 5.15pm-6.15pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Title: Full disclosure: should I open up about my mental health difficulties?

Speaker: Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (KCL)

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, in partnership with See Change, the national stigma reduction programme, are delighted to welcome Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft to Trinity College Dublin as part of the Visiting Professorship and Fellowships Benefaction Fund 2018. Professor Sir Thornicroft will deliver a public lecture, which will explore the issues that people with mental health difficulties experience around disclosure and offer some strategies to help people to manage information about their mental distress. This lecture is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health including service users and service providers.

Sir Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (KCL) and is a member of the Health Service and Population Research Department at KCL, and the Centre for Global Mental Health, a joint centre between King’s Health Partners and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in a local community mental health early intervention team in Lambeth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, cost-effectiveness evaluations of mental health treatments, service user led research, implementation science, and global mental health. 

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Adolescent substance misuse – in search of solutions

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018 5.15pm-6.15pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Title: Adolescent substance misuse – in search of solutions

Speaker: Denis Murray, Family/Systemic Therapist

This presentation will focus on issues and trends in relation to youth substance misuse. Presenting research in relation to professionals understanding of risk factors for substance misuse by young people and explore approaches to intervention especially from a family/systemic perspective. Highlighting the importance of parents and other adults identifying risks for young people at an early stage in order to delay onset or avoid substance use/abuse in the first instance. In relation to substance misuse it is observed that risk and protective factors exist in equal measure within different contexts, including within the individual, family, peer group, school and community settings. The enhancement of decision making by young people may delay or inhibit their engagement in harmful activity including substance misuse. A multi-agency response is required where children’s lives are affected personal or familial substance misuse and the identification of needs forms the basis for the establishment of integrated care plans framed within multi-disciplinary and inter-agency collaboration.

Denis Murray is a Family/Systemic Therapist, Registered with Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). He is also a Registered Member/Supervisor with Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI). Denis works within HSE Adolescent Addiction Service in South West Dublin for the past twenty two years. An area where he has also worked for three Non-Governmental Organisations within Youth Justice Project, Residential Care and as a Co-ordinator of a community project supporting individuals and families affected by addiction and returning to community from prison. In 1987 he completed placement with Blenheim Project London, a charity that provides support to people affected by substance abuse and their families. He completed an M.A. in Life-course Studies (Family Support) at NUI Galway in 2013.

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