Below is a small sample of the clients with whom we have worked with to date.
BeWell-DoWell tailor-make all of our programmes/sessions to each of our client’s needs.
Irish National Teachers Organisation.
WHAT: Mental Fitness for Teachers
WHO: Primary School Teachers around Ireland
WHEN: 30th Sept. – 21st Oct. ‘20
WHERE: Online Series
HOW: 4 weeks – 1 hour per week
- “Well done on a great course, fantastic presentations, very interesting, a wealth of information. Well done to you both, two very inspiring people. A lot to digest but small steps. Thanks for your great work”
- “Thank you so much for a very enlightening course. It was such lovely ‘me’ time every Wednesday.”
- “Thank you Seána and Aoife. I have really enjoyed the last four weeks and have learned a lot.”
- “Thanks so much! Loved it! I’m using lots of tips in Senior Infants.”
Flemington Comunity Centre.
WHAT: Men’s Mental Health Project
WHEN: Nov. 2020 – March 2021
WHERE: Online Series
HOW: 6 x1 hour sessions (1 every 3-4 weeks)
“Big thanks to Seána and Aoife, what a fantastic presentation, really well delivered and both are made for presenting! The format was perfect, content is spot on, not too much science but what there was is easy to follow. The quiz is really cool as we weren’t expecting that and it keeps you engaged. As soon as the session was over we received positive feedback from the group…looking forward to more!” (M. Morandeira, Manager)
Luttrelstown Community Centre.
WHAT: Living with Bereavement
WHO: Members of the Luttrellstown Community
WHEN: 4th March, 2021
HOW: One 1 hour session
- “Powerful Stuff. It feels amazing to be reminded that I am not alone. It was a breath of fresh air. You ladies are the A Team.”
- “Almost a year on from loosing my wonderful Dad, I watched this presentation by Seana and Aoife. I was very moved by their honesty and humility, and I felt so reassured to hear that many of my feelings and reactions have been normal. The reminder that the journey of grieving a loved one is so unique to everyone of us was so reassuring. The recognition of each person’s grief, and the understanding and kindness behind each practical coping strategy has really been of great benefit to me. I would definitely recommend giving yourself the gift of this presentation – it was a presentation that I would watch again repeated times over a number of months. Various little nuggets have really struck a chord with me at various stages. Sincerest thanks ladies.“
SN Colmcille, Lettermore, Galway.
WHAT: Student Mental Health Education Programme
WHO: 3rd – 6th Class
WHEN: Dec. 2018
WHERE: In-class (face-to-face)
HOW: 4 x 1 hour sessions
“Aoife Hughes, from ‘BeWell-DoWell’ conducted/provided four seminars for our pupils in S.N. Colmcille. We are a small Gaeltacht primary, co-ed school. Our reasons for requesting her help were varied but anxiety with in our student group was the main concern.
The classes were provided to seventeen children in a mixed class environment (third to sixth). Aoife led them in discussion in a way that was engaging and free flowing, whilst remaining in control. She was well prepared and had a huge impact. Children took to her direct, no-nonsense approach. Her classes are still mentioned by them, some eight weeks later. The subject areas of being aware of other people’s feelings and emotional needs as well as recognising distress signs within ourselves and how we react to them were superbly dealt with.
It is our intention to have Aoife back in the very near future to provide a class/seminar/training to our parent body. They need to protect their buckets also.”
(C. O’FATHARTA – PRÍÓMHOIDE )
Trinity Primary School, Tuam, Co. Galway.
WHAT: M.H.E. for Teachers, Mental Fitness for Students (5th class), Staff well-being (2 sessions)
WHO: Students & Teachers of Trinity Primary School, Tuam, Co. Galway
WHEN: Nov./ Dec. 2018 & Jan /Feb 2019 (Face-to-face), Students in-class (3 x 45 mins), Teachers (Croke Park Hour), March ‘21 (on-line) – Staff Well-being (2 x 20 mins)
HOW: 6 x 1 hour sessions
“Thank you so much BWDW for a fantastic webinar on ways to look after our self-care at this time. If you haven’t checked these ladies out they are really inspiring and dedicated to helping others with their mental health. They have introduced me to lots of books, courses and more to help me not only as an educator but in my personal life.”
School Completion Programme.
WHAT: Transition to Secondary School Programme
WHO: Students of Conamara Thiar Theas, Galway
WHEN: July / Aug. 2020 (Online), Feb – June 2019 (Face to face)
HOW: 6 x1 hour sessions (1 every 3-4 weeks)
“Díreach nóta beag le buíochas a ghábháil as an seisiúin Dé Máirt agus le ra go bhfuil muid ag súil go mór leis na seisiúin eile. Deis a bhí ann suí síos le mo chailín beag agus labhairt faoi rudaí nach labharann muid de ghnáth futhu. Tá go leor foghlamtha agam féin! Bhí sé iontach é a bheith i nGaeilge mar gurb í sin an teanga atá againn sa mbaile agus ní raibh orainn dul i muinin an Bhéarla, rud a bheadh mí-nádúrtha agus mí-chompórdach go háirithe le hábhar chomh pearsanta seo. Teachtaireacht agus sampla iontach don óige – maith sibh! B’fhéidir go gcuirfeá mo bhuíochas in iúl do na háisitheoirí chomh maith.” (Sorcha, An Cheathra Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe)
Foras na Gaeilge.
CAD: Lá Foirne Foras na Gaeilge & sraith 6 sheisiún machnaimh
CÉ: Foireann Fhoras na Gaeilge
CATHAIN: 26.6.21; 23.10.20; 9.11.20; 16.11.20; 23.11.20; 30.11.20; 7.12.20; 15.12.20
CÉN ÁIT: Seisiúin fíorúla
MOLADH: “Bhí Foras na Gaeilge an-sásta leis na seisiúin mhachnaimh fíorúla a chuir bewell-dowell ar fáil dúinn le linn na dianghlasála.
Bhí sé go hiontach a bheith ábalta seirbhísí mar sin a fháil i nGaeilge, go háirithe seisiúin mhachnaimh, nuair a bhíonn daoine ag caitheamh a saoil bhaile agus oibre trí mheán na Gaeilge.”
Mental Fitness For All.
When the pandemic hit BWDW took the opportunity to move all of their content online. This was the first course we developed for that platform and had participants not only from all over Ireland but different parts of the world too.
WHAT: Mental Health Programme
WHEN: May & June 2020
WHERE: Online series
HOW: 1 hour per week (x 4)
“Absolutely amazing Aoife & Seána! Everything is explained so well with simple strategies to try. I’m excited to get started.” (Parent)
“Yesterday’s session was amazing. I have been practicing CBT and mindfulness myself for years and introduced some of the techniques to my children when they were very young which has really helped us navigate through some tough times. I can’t believe next week is the last session. I have learned so much from you both”
“Really enjoying the webinars and finding them very informative and useful. Skills for life and life changing. I’ll definitely pass on the word; there is no one it wouldn’t significantly benefit.”
“The content you learn from Aoife & Seána is life changing and can be transformative for you in not only your work with pupils but for yourself. Their course is unique and extremely well-researched. They have gathered the most beneficial, evidence-based information on how you can empower yourself and your pupils best with mental fitness strategies. The course is extremely well presented and jam packed with interesting and more importantly practical information you can start applying in your life immediately. I would recommend this course to any educator or person who wants to improve their life or the lives of their pupils. An amazing course!” (Teacher)
WHAT: Mental Fitness for Learning | Teacher Summer EPV Course
WHO: Primary School Teachers
WHEN: July 2019
WHERE: Face to Face, Galway
HOW: 20 hour course delivered over 5 days
“Super course! Huge thanks to Seána and Aoife for your work, your research, your approachableness, your openness and your wealth of insight and knowledge. My greatest fear was that this course would be ‘fluffy’ – far from it. It was insightful, eye opening, thought-provoking, enabling and most of all PRACTICAL PRACTICAL PRACTICAL. I’ll be back!
“I attended the summer course with Aoife and Seána. This course was inspirational. Even if you took one tip from this course it would be so worthwhile for yourself and your pupils. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you!”
“What an uplifting start to our summer holidays. A wonderful course led superbly by two incredible capable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable ladies. It has been an honour to have participated in this course. truly inspirational both personally and professionally. Míle buíochas.”
“Some of the skills I learned on this course made me feel like I had gained a super-power!”
St Patrick’s S.N.S., Skerries, Co. Dublin.
WHAT: M.H.E. Programme for Children
WHO: 3rd – 6th Class Students
WHEN: Jan. – Mar. 2021
HOW: 8 x 20 min. session (1 per week)
“I enjoyed it and my mam did too, can’t wait till next time.” (student)
“I think it is amazing because it calms me and makes me feel better” (student).
“Excellent video, I watched it with my sister and my mom. I know a lot about my feelings and my brain now. I can’t wait for the next video. Thanks.” (student)
“The MHE Online Programme was incorporated into our online teaching and learning via Seesaw from Jan-March 2021 during the closure of our school. The content of the lessons is excellent and very engaging. We encouraged the children to do it with their family at home and received fantastic feedback from the children and their parents. The children lived the content and were very engaged and the parents spoke of how they enjoyed the conversations that were sparked at home during the lessons and that they enjoyed this time with their children. Due to the course being so accessible online, it has been great to look back and remind the children of what they have learned now that we are back in the classroom. I personally have gained a wealth of knowledge from the course for my own well being too.
I highly recommend this course. Aoife and Seana are incredible!”
Radharc na Mara N.S., Mervue, Co. Galway.
WHAT: M.H.E. for Children | M.H.E. for Teachers | Student Well-being Day
WHO: Students | Teachers
WHEN: Oct. ‘18 – Feb. ‘19
WHERE: In-Class | Croke Park Hour
HOW: 6 x 40 min. session (1 per week) | 1.5 hours
“Wonderful workshop. Very helpful personally and professionally. Powerful stuff. Thanks so much.”
“Great workshop, great passion from Aoife & Seána. Wish every teacher could/would do this workshop. Wish every child could be taught the ways to deal with anxiety, how to be resilient.”
“Thank you so much for the fabulous workshops. The teachers were so impressed with you Aoife. You did a mighty job.”
St. Raphael’s College, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
WHAT: Well-being Day Workshop | M.H.E. for Parents
WHO: Students | Parents
WHEN: May 2018
HOW: 40 min. Workshop | 1.5 hour workshop