Course description

ABLE4Teachers/ Fostering Wellbeing in the School Community

The course features an accredited, evidence informed brief intervention model, ABLE, which enables those who adopt it, to respond sensitively and appropriately to peers, parents and others who may ‘turn to’ them for support. The programme explores a range of relational topics including,

  • family diversity in Ireland,
  • the impact of family relationships on childrens’ health and well-being,
  • the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences,
  • the effect of conflict on adult, child and community well-being. 
  • factors that contribute to the creation of a safe & secure school environment

Participants who attended ABLE training in the past have noted that the programme is extremely professionally beneficial but also powerful and insightful on a personal level.  Feedback from teachers attending the similarly themed summer course last year was overwhelmingly positive, with 100% of participants agreeing they would recommend the course to a colleague.  Some comments from participants include;

“Brilliant course, very insightful, really enjoyed it. Course delivery was excellent!”

“Most beneficial course I have done both personally and professionally.”

This is a lively, fast moving, participative course which is co-facilitated by two experienced trainers, who bring different experiences and attributes to the training group resulting in a greater sharing of skills, resources and energy. The synergy of co-facilitation along with modelling of the skills of the ABLE relational approach adds further to the learning opportunities. Trainers use a range of tried and tested adult training techniques including audio-visual learning, small group work and experiential exercises which reflects the variety of adult learning styles.


Patsy Hannan is a qualified tutor/facilitator with the Social and Health Education Project in Cork and regularly facilitates programmes with children and teenagers in school settings, as well as community groups. She is an experienced ABLE trainer and has been involved in the extensive delivery of training around the region, including to NICHE’s Cork team (Community Health Project), Public Health Nurses in Cork and to Home School Community Liaison groups. Patsy holds a Higher Diploma in Social and Personal Health Education. She also has completed training in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) as well as in Child Protection and Family Communications (Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teenagers).

She has also delivered Teacher Summer Courses for Ag Eisteacht in 2016 as well as ABLE4Teachers workshops around the Cork City and County in the early part of 2017.

Patsy will co-facilitate with a second experienced, licenced Ag Eisteacht trainer.

Category Summer Courses
Date Monday 03 July 2017 - Friday 07 July 2017
Time 9.30 to 14.00
Presenters Patsy Hannan
Code 17LC714
Fee €50.00
Venue Sundays Well Boys NS, Cork
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