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Parent Series

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Our Parent Series aims to promote wellbeing for parents and their families through events and talks about topics that affect families in modern society.

Upcoming Events

We are delighted to present a free talk about parenting a child with anxiety by Dr Sharyn Byrne, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Supporting Parents In Understanding The Anxious Brain

A talk by Dr Sharyn Byrne, Senior Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS

Dr Sharyn Byrne is Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Castlebar. She has worked in CAMHS for the last six years and enjoys early intervention and preventative work with children and families. Most of her work (80%) is with the system around the child e.g. within the family and/ or school. She is trained as an Attachment-based Family Therapist, providing specialist intervention in childhood trauma, and attachment. She has worked predominantly in Adult Mental Health prior to 2012.  

The benefits for parents:

This talk aims to help parents understand and support a child with anxieties and during the talk Dr Sharyn Byrne will look at:
  • Understanding the human brain
  • Understanding what happens in an anxious brain
  • Using a model to explain the behaviours associated with an anxious brain
  • Experiential learning on how parents can engage with their children when they’re experiencing anxiety/worry.
The talk will be followed by a Q & A’s session.


O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Westport Primary Care Centre, Tubber Hill.


Thursday 28th November at 6.15pm until 8.15pm including a Q & A’s session. 


Free of Charge – This event booked out very quickly – Register now for our waiting list and if a place becomes available, one of our team will be in touch.