Useful Resources

National Volunteer Conference 2021 – Resources

Dr Sharon Lambert Presentation

Understanding Psychological Trauma: identifying it in those we work with and how this impacts on us.

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Dr Marie Kennedy Workshop

Understanding attachment theory and how it plays out in the mentoring relationship.

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Leona O’Callaghan Workshop

Suicide: recognising the signs and understanding how to help.

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Janine Carroll Workshop

Repairing relationships through restorative engagement.

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Trina O’Connor Workshop

One Good Adult – you make the difference.

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TED Talks

How to Have Constructive Conversations

Julia Dhar talks us through how to have constructive conversations that “make ideas sharper and relationships warmer”.  Great insights into how we can “invite people to inhabit a future possibility that opens up the chance of a conversation with purpose”.  Helpful for any of us navigating topics where disagreements arise.

How to Have Constructive Conversations TED Talk: 

Dr. Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and a visiting professor at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.

The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk: 

Listening to Shame TED Talk: 

Little Book of Mentoring

Le Chéile’s Little Book Of Mentoring

This booklet was written by Le Chéile’ s National Volunteer Committee as a resource for all mentors. It is the compilation of wisdom, tips, advice and quotes gained from the experience of our mentors.

The National Volunteer Committee was established so that volunteers could contribute to the decision-making process in Le Chéile. The Committee provides our volunteers with a forum for discussion and ensures that the views and opinions of volunteers can be shared within Le Chéile.

Little Book of Mentoring: 


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that affect children while growing up, such as suffering child maltreatment or living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance misuse or mental illness.

This short animated film raises awareness of ACEs, their potential to damage health across the life course and the roles that different agencies can play in preventing ACEs and supporting those affected by them.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Video: 


My World Survey 2

My World Survey 2 is Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive study of young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Adolescence and early adulthood is the peak time for the onset of mental health difficulties. It has been reported that 75% of all mental health disorders that persist into adulthood emerge before 25 years (Kessler et al., 2007).

The scope of the data gathered as part of the survey allows us to see how different elements and experiences in the life of a young person may be related to their mental health.

My World Survey 2 – The National Study of Youth Mental Health in Ireland: 

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring is an online source for sharing new findings and ideas about youth mentoring.

You can find interesting and relevant mentor related news, research, articles and webinars. You can also sign up to the Chronicle’s Newsletter. 

The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring Website: