About The Programme
About the “Lets Talk About Parenting” programme. These events are brought to you as part of the Lets talk about Parenting Online! Programme with Kildare Libraries to help support parents and also professionals working with children and young people. They have been organised by Kildare Library Service with support from the following agencies and organisations: HSE Primary Care Psychology Team, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, Foroige, Kildare County Childcare Committee, HSE Health Promotion Unit, Barnardos and they are funded by Kildare County Council.
Attendance at all the events is free of charge and open to everyone (parents, healthcare professionals, teachers etc) but advance booking is required.
New Born Care Class for Expectant Mothers With Katie Mugan, Public Health Nurse & Lactation Consultant
Thursday 5th November 10am – 12pm (via Zoom)
Are you due a baby in the coming months? Feeling overwhelmed and fearful about caring for your newborn with little or no support from family and friends during the Covid restrictions etc? Katie Mugan from nursingmama.ie has got you covered! Join her from the comfort of your own home for this online class.
Book your place through Celbridge Community Library’s Eventbrite page from
Monday 2nd November
Resilience in a Digital Age – Healthy Relationships with Technology for all the Family With Dr. Colman Noctor, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
Available from Wednesday 18th November online (recorded talk)
This talk will explore the pressures experienced by families in an era of technology in modern Ireland. This presentation will explore ways in which our relationship with technology can affect our family, work and personal lives and describe ways in which we can support ourselves and our families to become more resilient and develop better relationships with technology, and each other, in this digital era.
This talk will be accessible via Kildare Libraries vimeo channel
Looking after your family’s mental health during the Covid-19 crisis With Professor John Sharry
Tuesday November 24th 11am – 12.15pm (via Zoom)
The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted family life and brought serious challenges for children and parents. During this talk, Prof John Sharry will provide some practical principles on how you can look after your family’s own mental health and to cultivate your resilience. This will be an interactive workshop with time for Q&A Prof John Sharry is a social worker and family psychotherapist with over 27 years experience as a child and adolescent mental health professional. He is a founder of the Parents Plus Charity, an adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology in University College Dublin and Clinical Director of Silver Cloud Health. He is co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes, and the best-selling author of fourteen positive psychology and self-help book for families including Positive Parenting, and Counselling Children Adolescents and Families. John is the weekly parenting columnist for The Irish Times and a regular contributor to the national media. His practice website is http://www.solutiontalk.ie
Booking through Celbridge Community Library’s Eventbrite page from
the 6th of November
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