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Grow: How to Be Happy and Content

To open Kilkenny's International Mental Health Week 2017 John Lonergan former governor of Mountjoy prison and Caroline Crotty present a talk entitled 'How to be Happy and Content' in Langtons on Johns Street
HOW TO BE HAPPY AND CONTENT at 7pm. The talk is suitable for both adults and older adolescents and is an entertaining talk / evening but with really important key messages.
John Lonergan is a native of Bansha, Co. Tipperary and was governor of Mountjoy prison for over 22 years. Retired since 2010 nowadays he delivers talks on a wide range of subjects to communities, voluntary groups, workers and students. His philosophy is that change, personal or otherwise, cannot be enforced on people, believing that real and meaningful change only comes about through dialogue, consent and agreement.
Caroline Crotty B.Soc.Sc. M.A. (Counselling & Psychotherapy) regards her role as a therapist as spotlighting the positive (because we are adept at spotting the negative). Caroline's philosophy is that we can become happier and more confident within ourselves when we learn and practice relevant skills and techniques such as challenging negative thinking; being solutions-focused, exercising positive self-talk and controlling anxieties.

Wednesday October 4th | 7pm | Langtons, Johns Street, Kilkenny

GROW is a community-based mental health organisation - meetings are held each week in communities across Ireland. Groups provide mutual help and support to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties or struggling with any aspect of their mental wellbeing. Meeting are free, confidential and provide a safe, non-judgemental environment. GROW is about breaking social isolation and promoting social connectedness. GROW centres on the idea that 'you alone can do it, but you can't do it alone' and CHIME concept of recovery - Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment.

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GROW website: www.grow.ie
GROW InfoLine: 1890 474 474
Barrack Street, Kilkenny City

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