Public daytime programme

Young Minds Matter: How to Support Young People’s Mental Health

Date:  Monday 15th April 2019
Time:  10.00 – 11.30 am
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Workbench Space, Bank of Ireland, Trinity College Branch

As children grow up through their teens and into adulthood, they go through big changes in their behaviour, emotions and feelings.  This is natural but for many teenagers, school, their social and family life can be challenging. But for some, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and self-harm or suicidal thoughts are a few of the deeply troubling problems they may experience. So how do we spot the signs of mental health difficulties and what can be done to help vulnerable young people who need support? For those caring for them, difficult decisions have to be made.  What is going on in a teenager’s developing brain?  How do you diagnose a condition that may change as they mature?  Are medicines the only answer, or are there other ways to help prevent emotional distress? We invite young people, their families, teachers and carers to join a discussion on this important issue.  Find out what is going on in the brains of young people whose mental health is challenged and the treatment options available to them. Discover how new ways of thinking can help them manage anger, build confidence and improve their well-being. And our experts want to hear your views too.

Target audience: Young people, parents, carers, teachers and the general public

Contact for enquiries: Elaine Snell

This is event is jointly organised by the International Neuroethics Society, British Association for Psychopharmacology and Aware


Neuroscience on Tap

Date:  Sunday 14th April 2019
Time:  20.00 – 22.00 
Duration: 2 hours
Location: The Ferryman Townhouse, 35 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

Please join your BNA friends at Neuroscience on Tap for a fun filled night, bringing together students, academics and the general public to discuss neuroscience research topics at an enjoyable social occasion. This event will offer PhD students the opportunity to present their research in a relaxed interactive environment, catch up with colleagues, meet others with interest in the field and loosen up with a refreshing beverage after a hard day of science at BNA.

Members wanting to participate should provide information describing their research to Charlotte Callaghan ( by February 6th. Presentations are approximately 10mins each, props are encouraged.

Target audience: the general public, graduate students, PhDs, PIs and anyone with a healthy interest in neuroscience

Contact for enquiries: Charlotte ( or Jen (

This event is convened by Neuroscience Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland