Intinn: Mental Health Wellbeing Workshop with Transition Year Students

24 Sep 2019
L-R; Tanya O'Sullivan, Jigsaw, Sadie Cobbe, Ellen Whelan, & Aoibhie McCarthy, Cork Film Festival, Caoimhe Keogan, & Geraldine Gannon, Jigsaw, Johnny Goodwin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC

In September, Johnny Goodwin facilitated four workshops over two days as part of Cork Film Festival’s new film and mental health outreach Intinn programme.

Over 300 Transition Year students took part in the programme. Intinn, meaning 'mind' or 'mindfullness' opened with a screening of award-winning Irish Director Frank Berry’s film, “I Used to Live Here”, followed by a Q&A with the Director himself. Students then took part in a wellbeing and resilience building workshop, inspired by the film. Students commented positively on the programme, and said they learned from both the film and the workshop. They felt they were more aware about how to recognise signs of mental distress, and more confident about how to build resilience through use of practical exercises. These screenings and workshops served as a pilot project for Intinn. There will be a regional roll out of the programme in 2020. Pictured in photo (L-R): Tanya O'Sullivan, Jigsaw Sadie Cobbe, Cork Film Festival Ellen Whelan, Cork Film Festival Aoibhie McCarthy, Cork Film Festival Caoimhe Keogan, Jigsaw Geraldine Gannon, Jigsaw Johnny Goodwin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54