Addiction Awareness Day 2022-23
Addiction Awareness Day
Tuesday, 28th March 2023
Speakers: Richie Sadlier, to 4th, 5th and 6th Years, and Dr Bobby Smyth, to 2nd and 3rd Years were our guest speakers on Addiction Awareness Day, 28th March.
Former Professional footballer, football pundit, author and psychotherapist Richie shared his own experience of addiction. Questions had been prepared during R.E. classes the previous day, and there was an excellent Q&A session across all three years led by House Captains and members of our Student Wellbeing Committee.
Dr Bobby Smyth, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Adolescent Addiction Service (HSE) discussed with the 3rd Years the nature of addiction and the challenges of excessive screen time. 2nd Years, as he couldn’t stay, had a recorded talk.
The morning was a great success and I thank Maria Frampton and Sinead Moriarty from the Parents Association, Ms Maguire, our Deans and the Student Wellbeing Committee for the organisation of this important day.