Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

  • Event: Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • Date: 19/09/2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Venue: Centre of Excellence, Ei Electronics, Shannon Industrial Estate, Shannon,
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Attaining a work-life balance in today’s fast-paced environment can be difficult and for some, the inability to do so can lead to a build up of stress. Some of the most common causes of stress  in the workplace are: an inability to deal with the demands of the job; lack of on-the-job support; not fully understanding roles and responsibilities or; aversion to and inability to handle change.

The seminar will address all of these issues and equip attendees with pertinent information on how to: 

  • Encourage people to be open about mental health at work
  • Change our workplace culture, conversations and attitudes about mental health
  • Promote wellbeing in the workplace
  • Build personal resilience and access support

Who should attend?

Shannon Chamber member companies, CEOs, HR managers, line managers/supervisors, wellbeing in the workplace leaders/ champions, See Change companies.

Our Speakers

Dr. Harry Barry

Harry is an experienced medical doctor who, following a period of running a hospital in the Third World, has worked as a senior GP within the Irish Health System for over thirty-five years. He has a long-standing interest around mental health especially the management of anxiety, depression, toxic stress and prevention of suicide. He retired from full time general practice in 2013 to focus solely on mental health.

He now works on a consultancy basis combining clinics, writing, media and public information lectures as well as assisting fellow GPs, nurses (including occupational health nurses), guidance counsellors, parents, teachers, sports clubs and therapists with lectures and workshops. He is the author of 8 books about mental health. His last 2 books Anxiety and Panic and Emotional Resilience reached number one on the nonfiction best seller list. His latest book Self-Acceptance was launched in May 2019 in London and Dublin. It went straight into number one in the nonfiction best seller list.


Dr. Deirdre Smithwick & Shannon Community Mental Health team

Deirdre leads the Community Mental Health team in Shannon. She is a Director of Mental Health Services HSE Clare, Limerick & Tipperary and Chairperson of the Mid-West Mental Health service improvement programme, which is changing the way mental health services are designed and delivered.

Deidre Smithwick will be presenting with 2 members of her  Shannon Community Mental Health team, talking about the impact of mental ill health and the services available.


See Change

See Change is an organisation working to change minds and challenge the stigma about mental health problems in Ireland.

We run a number of different programmes to reach all communities across Ireland; The Ambassador & Partner Programme, The Green Ribbon Campaign and the Workplace Programme.  

The See Change programme for workplaces helps businesses, employers and line managers to develop support systems for employees experiencing mental health problems. By signing up to the See Change workplace pledge, organisations are showing that they are committed to creating an open culture around mental health for managers and staff.


This event is free of charge.

Please book online to secure your place. 

Registration is from 5.30 pm, event commences from 6 pm.