Boards.ie Founder to Deliver Talk on ‘Hope’ in aid of GROW
One of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and public speakers will present a free talk in Limerick next month in aid of the mental health charity, GROW.
Tom Murphy, co-founder and CEO of Boards.ie and a past winner of the Irish Internet Association’s (IIA) Net Visionary Award, will deliver an inspirational talk entitled ‘Hope’ on Thursday, April 5th in the Clayton Hotel on Steamboat Quay from 8 to 9.30pm.
Admission to the event is free, with donations going towards GROW. GROW’s mission is to promote positive mental health and recovery.
This talk is aimed at anyone with an interest in the concept of hope and how it relates to wellbeing, particularly mental wellbeing.
Chief Executive of Boards.ie, Tom Murphy is a much sought-after public speaker. Using humour and comedy, he has given many talks on mental health and speaks openly of his own struggle with depression.
Referring to his upcoming event, Tom highlights the importance of focusing on optimism in mental health recovery.
“Why do we avoid talking about the most important thing in mental health – hope,” he questions.
“No one wants to minimise the difficulty faced by people suffering from any mental health issue and certainly, as someone who has spoken at length about my own struggles, I don’t either, but that has too often led to a reluctance to talk about positive outcomes and victories.
“In my talk, ‘Hope’, I want to tell my story so that people can identify with me. It will use humour and observational comedy to explain my journey. It will give people hope – you don’t get “fixed” but what you get is being better at coping to the point where suffering is reduced and life is good. This talk will look at how to create and nourish hope,” says Tom.
“I’m also advocating professional help through counselling – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in my case, improved daily routine and medication when it is necessary,” he adds.