#irishhealthhourchats with Dr. Malie Coyne

This interview was part of the Global Emotional Health Summit which took place in January 2017.

Dr. Malie Coyne is a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients ranging across the lifespan. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters by Research in Psychiatry, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Currently she works as a Clinical Psychologist in a Primary Care Child and Family Psychology Service in Galway city, helping children and adolescents with emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties and their families.

She also holds a part-time Lecturer post on the Doctorate in Psychological Science (Clinical Psychology) programme in the National University of Ireland Galway.

Based on her clinical work, her aim is to reflect on commonalities in issues in an accessible way to a wider audience. She is very passionate about promoting wellbeing and increasing awareness of mental health issues, which she achieves through her writing for national newspapers and websites (e.g. The Sunday Business Post, Irish Independent; A Lust for Life); her radio appearances (Today FM, RTE2fm, Newstalk); her public speaking events; her advocacy work and her close links with the A Lust for Life team as one of their consultants.

She hosts her own radio show “Mental Health Laid Bare” on Dublin City FM, which provides a platform for personal experience guests and health professionals to share their stories of mental health and tools for wellbeing. She previously featured on Clare FM as their regular parenting expert.

In consultation with Infant Mental Health Specialists nationwide, she is leading the advancement of Infant Mental Health practice in Galway. She ensured its inclusion in the Galway City Early Years Health and Wellbeing Plan (2016) and they are working towards the implementation of goals to improve awareness and clinical practice.

She believes that emotional and mental wellbeing involves looking after our mind on a daily basis. This includes identifying our individual stressors and creating a plan to include the elements which help YOU to cope in the face of the many pressures of daily living.

On a personal note, she is a mum to two amazing daughters so she understands the many pressures of peoples’ daily lives, in trying to juggle the responsibilities of family life and the workplace. She quotes; “They also teach me things every day and keep me grounded and truly grateful”.

You can listen to the podcast here. 

You can watch the interview via You Tube Here. 

Dolores Andrew-Gavin