This programme highlights the necessity for parents to understand and manage their own anxiety and explains why reassurance and avoidance give short-term relief but can feed into the anxiety and actually make things worse. The focus throughout is on how adults can support children to ‘take their power back’ from whatever is triggering them to feel anxious.


You OK? Podcast: Managing re-entry anxiety

Dr. Claire Hayes spoke with RTE's Jan Ni Fhlanagain about why we’re experiencing re-entry anxiety.

How we can stay calm and cope as the threat rises from an invisible and contagious enemy.


The ABC Coping Sentence aimed at doctors and healthcare professionals.

I made a short audio video for the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Audio-book available for download via



You OK? Podcast: Managing re-entry anxiety

We’ve all spent so long in a state of hyper-vigilance […]

The ABC Coping Sentence

In this video I made for the Royal College of Physicians […]

You OK? Podcast: Anxiety & Sleep

Many of us are experiencing disrupted sleep at the moment. […]

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Claire is a wonderful practitioner who has a breadth of knowledge and understanding which she generously shares with everyone she works with. Ibec invited Claire to give a keynote talk at a mental health and wellbeing event for employers and subsequently she has addressed smaller Ibec forums – her support has been invaluable. Each time her expertise has been welcomed and her perspective has helped shape appropriate and effective responses.

Dr. Kara McGann Senior Labour Market Policy Executive, Ibec
Dr. Claire Hayes was a key speaker for Aware at eir’s International men’s day event in 2015. Her insights were extremely valuable to participants and her talk contributed greatly to the day’s success.  I would recommend Clare without hesitation to any organisation.

Alice M. Tolan Account Director, Eir Business