Maxol today announced that its charity partner Aware will be hosting its first Maxol-sponsored talk for parents on the subject of mental well-being for teenagers. The parents’ support talk will take place at Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services on Wednesday 26th October at 6pm.
Bríd O’Meara, Director of Services with Aware will be speaking at the event. The aim of the evening is to help parents of young people aged 15-18 to feel better equipped to discuss and encourage mental health and well-being with their teenage children.
According to Bríd O’Meara, “Parents of teenagers aged 15-18 can face real fears around their child’s mental health; there are so many pressures that young people face these days and how they deal with them can have a significant impact on well-being. The good news is that there is much that parents and teenagers themselves can do in order to encourage mental health and build resilience.
Fergal Harrington, Group Brand Development Manager from Maxol said: “We are delighted to be part of Aware’s Well-being talk, which educates parents on the importance of mental health. Education is power, and by encouraging young people to talk about their feelings in a helpful way, it will inevitably help instill resilience for the future.”
“We hope that we will have a great turn-out at Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services on the 26th and I would also say to parents that you don’t have to be actively concerned about your child’s mental health at this time in order to gain something from the evening. There will be lots of information and practical ideas that everyone can benefit from.”
The charity partnership will run until at least the end of 2017. It will support the range and level of important services delivered by Aware in the Republic of Ireland and Aware NI in Northern Ireland.
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