Health2Dublin February Meetup - Mental Health

  • February 5, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Topic: "Perceptions and Challenges with Mental Health in Ireland  - Can Technology Help?"

Keynote Speaker: Elaine Geraghty (CEO at Inspire Ireland)


Welcome to February's Meetup - the first of 2014. We have an exciting evening planned with some influencial speakers on the topic. I really hope as many members can join us this month.

6.15pm - Opening Remarks 

6.30pm - Keynote Speaker: Elaine Geraghty (CEO at Inspire Ireland)

6.50pm - Panel Discussion: Dominc Layden (CEO at, Louise Dolphin (Phd Student and Writer for Mental Health Advocation).

7.30pm - Company Demos: Krystian Fikert (CEO at, Declan Kelly (CEO at & Lochlann Scott (MD at

8.00pm - Networking & Close


About our Speakers:

Elaine Geraghty (CEO at Inspire Ireland) - Inspire Ireland is a charitable organisation that helps young people lead happier lives. Inspire Ireland achieves its mission through the international delivery of, an online service to help young people aged 16-25 get through tough times. A feasibility study, prepared by McKinsey & Co, identified three key in criteria determining Inspire’s Reach Out service’s applicability to Ireland: a clear mental health need; high technology and media consumption; and a good fit for Reach Out within Ireland’s existing services.

Dominc Layden (CEO at - First established in 1985, Aware works to create a society where people who experience depression and related mood disorders, and their families, are understood and supported, are free from stigma and have access to a broad range of support options. Aware's objectives are; to educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression and related mood disorders such as anxiety and bipolar, to provide emotional and practical support to individuals and families affected by depression and related disorders, and to support research into the development and treatment of depression and related issues.

Louise Dolphin is in the final phase of her PhD in the UCD School of Psychology. Her research interests include youth mental health and mental health stigma. Louise worked as a research assistant for Headstrong on the analysis phase of the My World Survey: National Study of Youth Mental Health in Ireland. She has volunteered for a number of years with Bodywhys (The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland) and has recently started volunteering with OCD Ireland.  Louise writes a column entitled "Psycollegey" in the University Observer in UCD.

Company Demos

Krystian Fikert (CEO at - MyMind is a not for profit social enterprise providing community based mental health care at affordable rates currently based in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. MyMind bypasses the referral system and with no waiting lists; clients are typically seen within 72 hours of contacting us. MyMind advocates and facilitates early intervention into mental health problems which has been proven to be the most efficacious and cost effective way of treating mental illness.

Declan Kelly (CEO at - Aspirico helps providers across the social care and mental health sectors improve the lives of the people they support. They do this by providing unique software services to help providers improve quality and person centerdness, help streamline activities for frontline teams, reduce unnecessary costs and deliver better outcomes to their service users.

Lochlan Scott (Managing Director at - Helplink has an award winning online counselling service designed to provide affordable or free and easily accessible health and support services to people all over Ireland and beyond. Services include mediation, counselling, and career coaching. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presenters. Good questions too but would have liked more time for audience questions.

    February 6

  • Barbara C.

    I missed the first part so am only goign by the presentations but they were very interesting.

    February 6

  • Lisa d.

    Great night. Very motivated by the presentations and the discussions afterwards.

    February 6

  • anne n.

    Excellent meeting last night. Relevant topics and discussions and absorbing presentations. Many thanks to all for contributing their time and expertise. It is greatly appreciated. Anne Neary

    1 · February 6

  • Teri M.

    Super night. Informative and lively. Good demos too. Well done Liam!

    February 6

  • Liam R.

    Great discussion, and fantastic presenters!

    February 6

  • David G.

    Very interesting meeting. Delighted also to have met such interesting people.
    Well done Liam!

    1 · February 6

  • Grainne D.

    Great night and chance meet like minded people

    February 5

  • Frank S.

    Well organised and very informative -well done

    February 5

  • Eimear F.

    Apologies, I'm not going to make it in. Still caught up in work mode. Next time hopefully

    February 5

  • Barbara C.

    Running late should be there later

    February 5

  • Grainne L.

    Big Favour to ask all Health2Dublin members.
    I have recently had to begin home educating my 11 year old son who has autism. Technology is playing an amazing role in his communication. To give him the opportunity to push his boundaries, we are taking part in a project to collect as many old mobile phones as possible to exchange for a fantastic communication / educational tech tool.
    To see more about this project
    I will be at our next MeetUp on Wednesday and would be delighted to unburden you of any pre loved phones that you care to part with.
    Many thanks
    Grainne (PA to Cormac)

    1 · January 31, 2014

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