The RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health is offering a free online course on positive psychology and lifestyle medicine, The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People.
Sessions include growth mindsets, whole person health, positive emotions and positive practices of motivation, exam management, regulating anxiety and time-management. It also examine happiness throughout the life-cycle and shares strategies aimed at fostering health and character strength in adolescence.
All of the sessions are pre-recorded so can be delivered to students by teachers in the classroom setting. Each lecture lasts approximately 40mins to facilitate school timetables. To support students’ learning and development, additional resources will also be provided.
Research undertaken during the pandemic has shown that young people have the capacity to leverage challenges to grow, and with support can continue to thrive in uncertain times. This programme aims to support young people to flourish and achieve their optimal potential.