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Webinar: Coping with CoronaVirus

How to Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health

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A webinar presentation and Questions and Answers session with Prof. Brendan Kelly, author of "Coping with Coronavirus"

These are certainly challenging, unprecedented times. Allow pre-eminent psychiatrist Dr Brendan Kelly to help you understand and cope with the unique stresses of today, as we all try to deal with the threat of COVID-19 within our homes, communities and throughout the world.

The anxiety associated with the coronavirus crisis is different to the anxiety seen in traditional disorders, because demonstrably there is something to fear, and that’s what makes this worry so ubiquitous, so persistent and so challenging to manage. The good news is that, just as we are capable of finding sophisticated ways to make ourselves more anxious, we are equally good at finding sophisticated ways to manage our mental health, once we put our minds to it. Anxiety-management techniques help hugely once they are modified to suit the new situation that we face, and in Coronavirus: A Psychological Toolkit, Dr Brendan Kelly will give you all the practical tools you and your family need to navigate these dark, uncertain days.

When: Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 1pm
Where: Register here on Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you cannot register on Zoom, you can watch the event on the TCD Alumni Facebook Page here -

Who: Students, staff, alumni and the general public
Brief Introduction by Dr. Niamh Farrelly, Consultant Psychiatrist, Trinity College Health Service
- 20 minute presentation by Trinity's Prof. Brendan Kelly on his book, Coping with CoronaVirus
- 25 minute Questions and Answer session with Brendan and Niamh

This webinar is presented as part of Trinity Development and Alumni's Inspiring Ideas Webinar series in partnership with Healthy Trinity and College Health.

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Prof. Brendan Kelly

Brendan is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin. He is interested in mental health care and the law, and the history of psychiatry. He is the author several clinical and historical titles including Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist and Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland. In addition to his medical degree (MB BCh BAO), he has a masters in epidemiology (MSc), healthcare management (MA) and Buddhist studies (MA); and doctorates in medicine (MD), history (PhD), governance (DGov) and law (PhD). I have a cat, Trixie, who loves ice cream.


Dr. Niamh Farrelly

Niamh is a Consultant Psychiatrist  for the College Health Service in Trinity. She has recently been Acting Medical Director of the College Health Service and a member of the College Major Emergency Response Team who have managed Trinity's response to COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked in clinical psychiatry for the past 22 years, the last twelve of which have been as a consultant looking after students at Trinity.



Buy the book - all proceeds go to charity!

Royalties from this book will be donated to medical charities assisting with the global response to coronavirus.

It is available for €1.08with from:, Google Books or or on paperback here.